Will all that recently discovered water douse my memories of "Smokin
Joe" and his failed Senate bid?
Quick, hurry up, I want to drink the water found below Geneva Steel. I hope
before they start selling this off to cities for the community to drink that
more than just a couple of test are done. This sounds far to much like a
mistake find that someone all of a sudden thinks they can become a millionaire
off of. And who cares about the possibilities of someone getting sick. Can we
have Erin Brockovich review this before we press forward?Also, all
the cost is going to be past on to the communities, so how much is my water bill
going to go up due to this new discovery.Call me crazy but when I
read this article it began to smell like Utah Lake, kind of fishy.
If the article is correct that they will be drawing less water from the aquifer
than Geneva Steel did, it shouldn't have more of an impact on the lake and
surrounding aquifers than when Geneva was active. I wonder if not tapping the
aquifer the past ten years has had any impact...
It's hard for me to believe that water from underneath an old steel mill
would be OK to drink. Geneva was operating when there was very little
regulation and all types of chemicals were used. I am surprised that land is
not a Superfund site.
I think they are a little premature of making public distribution of this tub of
contaminated water without knowing where or who will be affected by tapping in
to this supply. Since this water is underground it may link to other water
sources up stream and down stream, they could be depleting water supplies to
other cites or water users. It's not likely that Utah Lake supplies this
aquifer because aquifer are well below surface water sources. During
the years of Geneva there was no noticeable connection with Utah Lake water
levels and consumption by the steel company, at least no known reports. I wonder
if anyone bothered to check with the USGS for information they have on this
water reservoir that has to receive supplies from other sources.The
project should move with caution keeping in mind there may be other hundreds of
thousands of people tapped in to this reservoir and don't know it.In cases like this though, out of sight means out of mind, and I didn't
know political gambits.
Can't help but think that water is coming from other peoples water. If the
aquifers are all in the northern part of the county, someone is already drawing
water from it. This just means it will be drained faster.
Well, I'm sure tapping this water will have little effect on Utah lake, the
existing ground water level or other wells in the area!?!
When Geneva was built, they were given permission for 3-5 wells. (depending on
who you ask) They ended up with 5. No surprise since old times have known for
years it was there. 14 wells? If in the future UVU moves in, they are going to
be sad they sold it. It will limit growth on their site. Probably a
shallow aquifer from utah lake water following the areas of peat moss.
Good find! Now, if we could just be so lucky to find crude oil in a vast
quantity maybe we could get gas in the winter time down to $3.00 a gallon!!