Water failings need discussion

There appears to be some verbal turbulence between the village of Brocton and the North County Water District that surfaced at a recent Village Board meeting. The discussion came after trustees and the mayor began to discuss water line leaks and breaks.

As Mayor Art Miller tells it, much of the problem stems from the district. “I’m going to battle with them,” Miller said. “That line is going to be a nightmare all winter. The Health Department guy was there at our last water meeting, and he put the writing on the wall with (Chadwick Bay).”

Brocton at one time had its own water system. Years ago — due to problems with the plant — the board decided to go with the water district for efficiency and better results.

Problems with lines, however, is not tied to the water district. That is a village infrastructure issue.

Either way, this issue must be on the radar of north county water district officials. If customers do not have water, they need to have a role in making sure they are part of the solution, not the problem.


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