Salem City Council angry about water issue
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THAT IS THE STORY WE WILL GET TO IN A MOMENT, BUT FIRST, THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN SALEM ARE STILL WAITING TO FIND OUT IF THEY CAN DRINK THEIR TAP WATER. DAN: A WATER EMERGENCY IS STILL IN EFFECT AFTER TOXIC ALGAE WAS FOUND IN THE WATER SUPPLY THAT COULD MAKE SOME PEOPLE SICK. AT A CITY COUNCIL EMERGENCY MEETING, MEMBERS SAY EVEN THEY WERE LEFT IN THE DARK. LISA: CITY COUNCILMEMBER SAY THEY ARE UPSET AND THEY DID NOT I DOUBT UNTIL TWO HOURS BEFORE THE EMERGENCY ALERT WENT OUT TUESDAY NIGHT AND THEY ARE REALLY UPSET WITH CITY STAFF. THE CITY MANAGER APOLOGIZED AND ADMITTED TEAM SHOULD HAVE REPORTED THE PROBLEM TO THE PUBLIC ON SATURDAY WHEN THEY LEARNED TEST RESULTS SHOWED A SERIOUS PROBLEM. INSTEAD, THEY WAITED UNTIL TUESDAY TO SEND AN ALERT. HE SAID IN INTENT WAS NOT TO HIDE BAD NEWS. WE WERE TRYING TO MAINTAIN A SAFE AND HEALTHY WATER SUPPLY, TO MAINTAIN PUBLIC CONFIDENCE AND TO HAVE THE EXACT OPPOSITE HAPPEN IS VERY PAINFUL FOR ME AND STAFF. I APOLOGIZE FOR THAT. LISA: THE CITY COUNCIL ALSO LEARNED THAT HOSPITALS AND SCHOOLS WERE NOTIFIED EVEN BEFORE THEY WERE NOTIFIED ABOUT THE TOXINS IN WATER. THERE HAVE BEEN CALLS FOR HIM TO BE FIRED, OTHERS ARE SAYING LET’S JUST GET THIS A GOOD UP FIRST. CITY WATER EXPERTS CITY LATEST TESTS REVEAL TOXIN LEVELS ARE GOING DOWN THAT THEY NEED MORE TESTS. MEANWHILE, WATER IS STILL BEING TRUCKED IN TWO LOCATIONS AROUND SALEM AND TURNER. THOSE ARE OPEN 24 73 THE SITUATION LOOKS LIKE IT IS

2 thoughts on “Salem City Council angry about water issue

  1. This is what happens when you trust the government for public safety. I have my distilled water delivered. I have a concealed carry permit. I would not depend on the fire department to put out a fire in my home. I am a native Oregonian. There is nothing we can trust about a government dominated by Democrats who rule without the consent of the governed in Californicated Oregon.

  2. Angry about water they should also be mad about the stupud home prices and homeless..housing is fukn stupid high .get it fixed .

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