I agree with the Devola resident who wrote about why it is time to do something about our water, and the sewage in our community. He mentioned replacing fixtures, and hauling salt for far too many years. I would like to point out what happens when you have to buy these services.
Having salt delivered, buying four gallons of water a week, and paying a water bill for water I cannot drink, is definitely more than an inconvenience, it is downright expensive.
The water bill is now $45, store bought water at 85 cents a gallon, and salt delivered is $34.71 which really makes our water here in Devola very expensive. Especially since you cannot or should not drink the water. If you go to a website and research nitrates you will find that cooking with the water, and drinking the water that contains nitrates is simply not a positive endeavor.
Reverse osmosis will free us from having to use salt to soften our water, consequently we can rid ourselves of the water softener. It will not be necessary to buy and transport store bought drinking water, and more than likely we will not have to replace those fixtures quite as often as we do now. Thus, a new system should not add more to our overall water expense.
Human waste needs to go through a pipe, and be taken away from our homes, not in the ground where it can make a home in our drinking water. My home was one of the first 100 houses to be piped with the goal that as the second 100 houses were connected, our bills would go down. Perhaps if all of Devola is connected, we may be able to realize smaller bills, and cleaner water.
Clean water, and clean air is essential to meet our basic needs. It should be a given now that we are in the 21st century.