"Today the TMUA (Tulsa Metropolitan Utility Authority) met to vote on a million dollar expense of which the Tulsa taxpayers will foot the bill.The cost is to inject "ammonia" into the good quality water that has served Tulsa for over half a century.The agenda produced all members except for Mr.Dewey Bartlett and Mr.Sevenoaks.
One would think that such an important decision would be relative to a mayor who had hand picked the TMUA.Also in attendance was Mr.Mautino and Mr.Bob Bowcock,Californina water specialist,AAWA member and water investigator collegue with Erin Brochovich.
The board voted to proceed,but to note that Mr.Bob Bowcock will come back to Tulsa December 14th for the scheduled TMUA meeting to educate,inform and explain why Tulsa and the water quality control numbers prove that without a reasonable doubt,that the Tulsa water quality and ability to meet EPA standards which will change in 2012 CAN BE DONE WITHOUT ADDING AMMONIA - CHLORAMINE to the water.
Mr.Bowcock toured both water treatment plants today and after seeing the plants, and looking over the numbers it is not only obvious but it is nothing more but greed that must be driving the TMUA to proceed with the chloramine conversion, scheduled for February 2012.
The vice chairman,R.L. Hudson is not only on the TMUA board, but develops and supplies "chloramine resistant" rubber products to businesses and consumers at a cost.
You can draw your own conclusions, but the push to use chloramine began when Hudson wass president of the TMUA in 2006.
Please mark your calendars and plan on attending the TMUA scheduled meeting on December 14th.Please refer to the TMUA meetings / agenda dates on the city of Tulsa webpage or better yet, call the TMUA and ask them exactly when, where and what time is the OPEN TO THE PUBLIC meeting scheduled for DECEMBER 14, 2011.
Tulsa water is good,clean and in no way,shape or form needs another chemical "ammonia: added to the water.Your health,home plumbing costs,rate increases,environment effects,killing of aquatic wildlife,and not to mention that if this conversion goes through it WILL NOT only affect Tulsa.People who live in Broken Arrow,Bixby,Jenks,Owasso,Sperry,Skiatook,Berryhill,Washington 3 and their city / town buys or uses Tulsa water even on an emergency basis will be drinking ammonia as well.
Do yourself and your family a favor - Tell Mr.Bartlett you do not want this chemical in your water, come to the meeting December 14th and speak out on public comment,and let the media know you do not want chloramine in your water.
Stopping the conversion is a lot easier than removing it from your water,like so many cities are finding out that have already converted and want to go back to using alternative ways to disinfect.The cost to use our GAC wehich is already in place is cheaper than this chloramine conversion by far!
Of course,there are a handful of Tulsans who will profit from the conversion as well as their companies.