Fort Wayne water a treat for Aboite area
Wow! Thank you, Fort Wayne!
I live in Shorewood and am enjoying the flow of city, rather than Aqua Indiana, water. For the first time in years, I have good water pressure and lots of bubbles for showering, bathing, laundry, dishes, etc. When my children return from their college dorms and apartments, or my husband and I return from traveling, we really notice how low the water pressure is in our home.
We have lived in Shorewood for 20 years. Aqua Indiana keeps raising the cost (our water/sewer bill was $99 last month and, no, I do not water my lawn – who could afford it?), stating they are improving the infrastructure and adding softening equipment. I am still waiting for quality water.
The pressure is poor. The water is not soft. The bubbles do not last until I finish washing dishes. There is an odor to the water when we have heavy rainfall. When I fill the bathtub, the water has a yellow tinge to it. In addition to our high Aqua Indiana water/sewer bill, we must also pay a couple dollars a month on our garbage bill to the City of Fort Wayne for sewer usage. I do not understand how we can be double billed.
I ask that others living in Shorewood and Aboite Township speak up, whether they are experiencing problems or whether their water is great. We, as customers, need to figure out the extent of the problem.
DEB EVANS Fort Wayne
VP bid all part of Palin family plot?
If I thought like many members of the tea party, I would conclude that Sarah Palins vice presidential nomination was an insidious plot hatched only to get her daughter a reality show. After all, could there have been any other reason?
Wonder why Rush and the Donald havent been trumpeting that?
JEFF OLSEN New Haven
President has little sway over gasoline prices
I would like to respond to a letter from June 17 (Selective outrage over gas prices). The letter stated: When George W. Bush was president and gas was $2 at the pump, the Democrats were screaming that he was in collusion with big oil. Now, even though President Obama has defied a federal court order to allow drilling the Gulf of Mexico and the pump price of gas has doubled since he took office, we dont hear a peep from the Democrats.
When George W. Bush left office, gas prices may have been $2, but this was due mostly to the stock market crash. If the author took a step back in time, he would have seen that in March 2007, gas prices went above $3 a gallon and peaked at $4.10 a gallon around Sept.1, 2008. The stock market crashed on Sept. 28, 2008.
When Obama took office in January 2009, gas was less than $2 a gallon. From April 2007 through November 2008, gas was higher than $3 a gallon. George W. Bush was president during this period. (Quoted gas prices are averages for the state of Indiana. Data for the last 8 years can be found on gasbuddy.com.)
The president doesnt have much to do with gas prices. It is the speculators in the markets, which, by the way, are protected by policies put into place by the GOP.
KIM SLACK Fort Wayne