The German investors that own our local water works plan to build a new facility which will not use Slippery Rock Creek water to service its customers. It will be built on land adjacent to the Ellwood City-Wampum road and will draw its water from both the Connoquenessing Creek and Beaver River.
I cannot believe we would knowingly give up our wonderful Slippery Rock water for these other very inferior sources. Sure it will be treated water but will it have that spring water taste and other qualities the Slipper Rock gives us? I don’t think so. And I frankly wonder if the German company realizes it either.
In any case we only have until the end of this month (July) to protest to the proper authorities in Meadville or it’s a done deal.
I urge all the citizens concerned, especially our city council, lawyers, doctors and educators to prevent this from happening so that we can continue cooking our food, washing our clothes and bathing our bodies with Slippery Rock water.
I have personally submitted a formal complaint to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. I strongly suggest that any concerned citizens write to the DEP to voice their opinions as well. The mailing address is: Northwest Region State Water Drinking Program, 250 Chestnut St., Meadville, PA 16335-3481.