Forced Consolidation

Forced consolidation is being advocated by some organizations and some in Congress. 

What is your opinion? 

Would you like to be forced to consolidate your operations or forced to assume another systems operation?

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I can see both sides

November 9, 2017 02:13 PM by Angela Wendele

I certainly understand the thought that those systems who are financially struggling due to the higher costs for services being consolidated into a larger system to share the costs with more people, thus reducing the shared costs.  I also see that the system that is absorbing the smaller system not being too happy about the capitol improvements needed due to a community’s lack in the past.  It is a difficult decision, and I believe these should be done on a case by case basis, being sensitive to both sides of the consolidation and keeping in mind the number one priority for everyone is safe drinking water and safe wastewater treatment.

Additionally, just because we have the technology to discover and detect constituents in our drinking water, does not mean that we must now spend untold dollars on removal or remediation, again, these should be on a case by case basis.

IMHO, the issue often lies in the lack of regulation enforcement allowing small systems to mismanage their resources and not make fiscally responsible long term decisions.

Forced Consolidation

November 10, 2017 02:08 PM by Melinda Norris

Thank you for your comments, they were excellent.

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