Tarrant water board

Posted Friday, Apr. 19, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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In a letter to voters, Mayor Betsy Price tried to justify her support of Tarrant Regional Water District board members. She said the district makes sure we "have a clean, safe and adequate water supply." That's patently false.

It does not provide clean, safe or adequate water. Fort Worth and other consumer cities clean the water for public consumption.

Independent studies have shown that Trinity River water contains contaminants that can harm humans and make eating the fish very risky.

The Wall Street Journal identified Fort Worth as one of the 10 biggest cities running out of water.

The water district supports gas drilling on its property in the flood plain and close to lakes. Drilling consumes millions of gallons of water for each well. The revenue is used for economic development, not water resources. The district is scamming the public and needs new and trustworthy leadership.

Vote for John Basham, Timothy Nold and Mary Kelleher.

-- Clyde Picht, Fort Worth

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