Go into your kitchen. Get a glass from the cupboard and fill it with water from the faucet. Then enjoy a big, long drink.
You have just done something people in Flint, Mich., and many parts of the world, can’t – get a clean, fresh, safe drink of water quickly, easily, and conveniently.
In last week’s issue of this newspaper came word that the local water bills will increase. For an average water customer, the increase will be less than $4 a month.
No one likes to hear about costs going up. In this case, the hikes in the cost of water and wastewater treatment are justified.
Archbold leaders have wisely continued a policy of keeping village water and wastewater facilities up to date, utilizing the latest advances in the science of water treatment. Council policy of more frequent, smaller raises in water bills make the increases easier to swallow than a big increase once every few years.
Ban Ki-moon, secretary general of the United Nations, stated recently that all people, the world over, have a basic, fundamental right to safe drinking water and proper sanitation.
Thank goodness in Archbold, we have the best drinking water. It’s the most precious drink on earth.