Vail Daily letter: Needless demand
January 28, 2014
I read and concur with Rachel Richards' position on being concerned with the proper management of water in order to "sustain our Colorado way of life". That makes complete sense. What doesn't make any sense at all is our local water management's willingness to accept another EPA edict which demands we reduce nutrients in our perfectly good water by 60 percent for a mere $95 million.
How in the world anyone but an out-of-touch D.C. bureaucrat could justify $95 million to remove 1.5689 parts per billion of nutrients from perfectly good water mystifies me. Or is this just another step in this administration's systematic attempt to bury us financially?
This needless demand is currently being estimated to add $11 per month to the average valley household's water bill. Of course, when the $95 million estimate turns into $120 million or more actual, you can add that much more to your hidden and unnecessary taxes.
When are we all going to stand up and say, "Enough"?
Another very concerned citizen,