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I agree with the caller last week about our domestic wells. The fear of our wells going dry is very real for all of us. When “we” need to drill deeper it costs us a fortune, and it is strictly on our backs. When I see water running down streets, it infuriates me to no end. How many of us only have the option of walking away from our homes?

With the proposed casino coming to Madera, where will their water be coming from? They will either get city water or drill their own well(s). Either way, it will take our underground water, leaving us all high and dry. Unreal!

What are the chances that our local governments, city and county, help us with our water issues? I would say “not likely” (unless they live out here, where our water is threatened; although, they would probably be cut some great deal or kickback in my opinion).

The news the other day talked about the millions of gallons of water they will be releasing into the ocean due to the smelt (again!). When did a fish become more important than human existence? Set up a smelt farm for the time being, and let us have the water. It really isn’t that complicated!

Lezlie Gittings,


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