Commentary

Water apathy rankles ‘concerned citizen’

Dear editor,

This announcement was in The Rockdale Reporter Feb. 24:

“On behalf of the Post Oak Savannah GCD board of directors, I would like to invite you to attend our meetings which are open to the public and occur the second Tuesday of every month at our offices here in Milano at 5:30 p.m.”

This invitation was given by Gary Westbrook, POSGCD general manager.

As a concerned citizen, I made preparations to attend the March 6 meeting. I quickly found I was the only person in attendance, even Mr. Westbrook was not in sight.

I found someone who knew Mr. Westbrook and reached him on his cell phone.

The message relayed to me, “there wasn’t much interest shown, therefore no meeting.”

In my opinion the lack of concern for such an important issue is over whelming. Saving our ground water should be important to all citizens.

One of the main points of discussion should be to save our water and not sell to outside sources.

Remember Haiti and Chile? With every disaster the first and most important thing called for to help the survivors is our precious water.

We can live for days without food but not without life-saving water.

I wou ld respec t ively urge everyone to take notice of this vital issue of water and have a full house at the next meeting.

Give thanks for God’s gift of water, from above and below.

Larry Faulkner A Concerned Citizen 1141 Western Hills Road Rockdale


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