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    I personally think that there should be a community meeting about the water issue at Pinewood or Parkland or Grandview school or at the White Pines auditorium. The residents of the east end do need to discuss this problem and choose a course of action. The current crisis is in its dying hours, yes, and everything will go back to normal, yes again, but in the back of everyone's minds, people will always think "When will the PUC screw up again?" They WILL screw up. It's been screw up after screw up for the past few months. Letters in the Sault Star or on Sootoday or SaultOnline, that ain't gonna grab attention. A community meeting will. Perhaps a protest at the PUC will. Petitions and letters have largely fallen on deaf ears so far. The PUC, as I wrote last night on Sault Transit Reform, has a horrible way of communicating with residents. We need to put up a united front, calling the PUC, demanding accountability. People want discounts on their water bills. People want more than silly press releases. Although no actions are likely to take place, I'm just putting the idea of DOING something out there...

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    Too bad city councillors do not see it as a problem. Boot them out in the upcoming election

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    And this is the latest in the East end Water fiasco

    http://www.sootoday.com/content/news...ls.asp?c=75989
    PUC, Algoma Public Health elevate boil water advisory

    It is time to have our Ward 1 councillors call a meeting.

    They can be emailed at
    Paul Christian [p.christian@cityssm.on.ca]
    Steve Butland [s.butland@cityssm.on.ca]

    Paul usually returns calls and emails promptly and is also in the affected Boil water Zone.
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    thank you I think its about time I let those two know how I feel about having water that smells like bleach when its actually safe to use,

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    I remember reading something a while back about PUC planning on changing the chemicals in the water to make it less corrosive, in an attempt to fix the sediment issue.
    Anybody remember that?
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    I think what should be done is put the heat on the MOE, seeing PUC does not seem to have a good grasp on this whole water situation, including the brown water issues that have been reported so many times.
    The MOE is ultimately responsible to ensure the PUC is in compliance with all regulations. That compliance should include clean water that is not contaminated with a substance that causes discoloration.
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    Seems like Toledo has a bit of a water problem. At least we haven't got to the point where we can't use the water even if it is boiled.

    . http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/t...isory/27278530

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMHO View Post
    Too bad city councillors do not see it as a problem. Boot them out in the upcoming election
    With the up coming municipal election, the mayor and (councillors of the affected areas) should be concerned about re-election.
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    Lets not forget the councillors sitting on the PUC Board of Directors.

    http://www.ssmpuc.com/m/?fuseaction=...=7&pageid=1006

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy View Post
    Lets not forget the councillors sitting on the PUC Board of Directors.

    http://www.ssmpuc.com/m/?fuseaction=...=7&pageid=1006
    Are these elected or appointed positions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by riggs View Post
    Are these elected or appointed positions?
    Our directorships are voluntary for the common man but appointed and (paid?) for Councillors?
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    So Pat Mick city councillor in ward 3 and Marchy Bruni city councillor in ward 5 both sit on the PUC INC. and PUC SERVICES INC. Board of Directors. Therefore those voting in those wards may want to take this into consideration.
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    Time to clean house in the council chambers. We expected these councillors to fight for us in this war against the PUC. Instead we have a herd of meek little lambs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMHO View Post
    Time to clean house in the council chambers. We expected these councillors to fight for us in this war against the PUC. Instead we have a herd of meek little lambs.
    And the next group to occupy these positions will either be voted back (sending the signal it's ok to not have our backs) or new knowing full well they better have our best interest in mind.
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    To the best of my knowledge, there's no way to remove him from that position. When he does finally step down, I hope they have the sense to put a term on that position.
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