QUAGGA – CHLORINE – BUT YOUR WATER IS SAFE …?

Invasive Mussels

Invasive mussels imperil western water system…By FELICIA FONSECA (AP) – Jul 18, 2009…LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, Nev. — Two years after an invasive mussel was first discovered at Lake Mead, the population has firmly established itself and gone on a breeding binge, with numbers soaring into the trillions. Despite efforts to stop their spread, scientists say it’s only a matter of time before quagga mussels appear throughout the West’s vast system of reservoirs and aqueducts, raising operation and maintenance costs by untold millions….Water agencies and wildlife managers in California, Arizona, Nevada and Utah have put in place aggressive measures to try to prevent their spread, including mandatory decontamination or quarantine of boats traveling from infested areas or chlorinating some water inlets to try to kill off the mussels. …But as their counterparts in the northeast and Great Lakes region have found, eradicating the mussels is virtually impossible. The thumb-sized mollusks attach to almost anything and can clog drains and pipes, freeze up cooling systems, kill off native species and render power boats inoperable
In the West, the mussels have colonized the lower Colorado River that 27 million people rely on to irrigate crops, produce drinking water and operate businesses….Lake Mead is just one of a string of huge reservoirs on the Colorado that store and divert water into aqueducts and pipelines feeding parts of California, Arizona and Nevada. Sharp shells now litter the lake’s beaches, and boats docked in marinas can’t leave without being decontaminated for fear a mussel might hitch a ride to another waterway….The warmer weather in the West has allowed the quagga mussels to reproduce much more quickly than in the East. One adult female quagga can release up to a million eggs in a single year, and their microscopic larvae float freely downstream.

DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE . . . it was only last year I believe an article in the Arizona Republic professed that step were being taken by Arizona authorities to eradicate this pest using a newly developed biocide and copious amounts of chlorine.

Oops … mistake …it now appears that mother nature is producing a potential menace in our water supply which can have far reaching deleterious health affects on Arizona citizens and visitors alike.

sheepBut … it’s OK … your government assures you that your water is safe…? And like sheep we believe, don’t we…?

Full, open, honest, timely disclosure will only be provided to us when we get off our butts and accept nothing less.

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… People should never be afraid of their government, government should always be afraid of the people …

… “Everyone has the right to clean and accessible water, adequate for the health and well-being of the individual and family, and no one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstances” …

… I am most willing to present and discuss any water issue with any audience in Arizona where open full disclosure and two way dialog is permitted. …

Respectfully submitted,

HOBBLED … NO … SELECTIVELY ENABLING … YES

CITY NORTH

HOBBLED … NO … SELECTIVELY ENABLING … YES … UNFAIR … WITHOUT QUESTION … YES … DO WE CARE … HELL NO … ?

DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE . . . The current American free enterprise for-profit-laizze-faire capitalistic model took, in my estimation, an unintended turn. Looking back which today seems like eons ago to my formal education in business school I do not recall the emphasis that business success was a direct function of support by any government tax support. The goal as I recall was to build a business based on the input from the owners, investors and those personnel choosing to seek a future with that particular endeavor.

Today, it appears ventures such as the City North project in Phoenix can not achieve a sufficient degree of financial success without direct financial contributions in the form of tax rebates from you and me.

OK, if this is the new business model, where does Ma and Pa small business owner sign up for their tax rebates….?

OOPS … stupid question as we all know these rebates are reserved for a select and needy few like Wal-Mart and other big box enterprises, right…?

How do Phoenix city government and city council members honestly defend what is ethically indefensible…? But, “we” – that’s you and me – let them do it all the time, don’t we…?

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… People should never be afraid of their government, government should always be afraid of the people …

… “Everyone has the right to clean and accessible water, adequate for the health and well-being of the individual and family, and no one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstances” …

… I am most willing to present and discuss any water issue with any audience in Arizona where open full disclosure and two way dialog is permitted. …

Respectfully submitted,