Last week, I wrote a story about how the Village of Frankfort's well system allowed it to avoid the threat of water restrictions during this dry summer. This was at a time when neighboring communities that rely on water from Lake Michigan through an agreement with Chicago weren't just limiting watering times, they were outright banning them.
Given all that upside—convenience and financial savings—conventional wisdom would dictate that residents should be pretty content with their water. But that's not the case, given the online reaction. Readers on Frankort Patch's Facebook page derided the village's water for two reasons:
- Its taste
- Its harshness that ruins basins, tubs and faucets
These aren't new complaints, but it does surprise me that the positives haven't mitigated some of the negatives (although one reader pointed out that paying for bottled water, soft water salt and cleaners to get rid of the hard water stains eliminates the money saved with lower rates).
YOUR TURN! What side do you lean on? Would you give up the well system if it meant better tasting, softer water? Or would you rather have the lower rates and local control? Take our poll and share your thoughts in the comments section.
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