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An elderly couple is fighting a court order forcing them to use township-supplied water because they say the chlorine in it makes the woman sick.
Donald and Janet Burket were forced by a Blair County judge to tap into Greenfield Township's water system in 2008 to comply with a local ordinance. That ruling was upheld by a state appeals court.
The Burkets complied by connecting township water to a basement sink and paying a monthly rate for the service, but continued to use well water in all other taps in their home.
A township attorney told the judge on Monday that the ordinance requires the couple to use township water "for all human consumption."
simple fix to this, don't pay the water bill. they will shut it off sooner or later
Originally posted by colsislander
Why not get a filter,I have one on my fridge and it filters out the Chlorine and the water sure tastes better.
Originally posted by AshleyD
reply to post by Jessicamsa
Is the couple rural or within the city limits?
I know in our town, if you live in the city limits, you have to use the city's water and are not allowed to tap wells. Out of the city limits, you're free to drill wells.
I still feel for this couple but was just curious what kind of setting they lived in.