Friday, January 10, 2014
"There's always the 10% who don't get the word." USMC saying.
In my part of the county, which is sparsely settled, there is no county water anyway. But out by the lake, where the hoity toity live, or up on the mountain tops that have been developed for $400,000 homes, there is county water.
How do you get out the word to people not to use the water? Here, they put these handbills out in town, exactly as news was disseminated during the Civil War. We do have a radio station, but most people only listen to it on Sunday for the religious programming. You would think the county government would put out the word over the police radio, because people monitor it and they would tell their relatives. But no one did that.
My wife went back to her mom's yesterday. She got up this morning, took a shower and brushed her teeth, then got to school and found out the water is polluted and contaminated, and they are telling people not to use it under any circumstances. They put trash bags over all the water fountains in the school.
In Atlanta, one of the big counties had a water system failure, and they are blowing smoke at the people, telling them it was "unrelated" to the cold. That's the bureaucrats covering their rear ends because they knew the cold was coming, and they did nothing to prevent all this.
Here at the house we are good because we are on a well. But the impact on the town has been significant.