Sunday, September 2, 2007
Wednesday's Steamboat Today contained a letter by Omar Campbell that was right on the money. If you did not read the letter, I suggest that you obtain a copy of Wednesday's paper or look it up in the archives.
As the election nears and the candidates are out seeking your vote, please ask them those questions. As for the candidates, be prepared to offer viable answers to those questions - no doublespeak, no political spin, no empty promises.
I have additional questions to add to Mr. Campbell's list: What exactly is the number of faucets, washing machines, dishwashers and lawn sprinklers our present water supply is capable of adequately supporting? Can anyone tell us, the current residents within the city limits, where we will be in the overall scheme of water availability when all of the current projects are completed and the renovation and additional housing units in Ski Time Square come on line? Where is the water for the proposed development west of Steamboat going to come from? The city system, wells, or some other source? If some other source, what exactly is that source?
All of those running for City Council this November better have the answer to those questions, and the answers should come from the water experts, not the developers' lobby.