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Re: Westmoreland Water restored 4p.m. today 1/7

Forgive my ignorance and my little rant...maybe someone can explain.

From what I understand, the hotels on the beach get first dibs at water, right? Then the West End gets whatever might be left at the end trickle?

If water is low all around, the government shuts off the West End completely so the hotels can still have water. Do I understand this correctly?

How can 'they' fix the problem? Why doesn't the government make jobs by getting pipes to all areas? I know of places that have no running water at all! This is 2013 and I still read about big celebrations when officials come into areas when they have finally been piped with running water. People are still going to community cisterns and collecting water!

I KNOW there is money to do this, where is it all going? (We all know the answer to that, you don't have to answer).

Now for my rant. Water is a precious resource. Why is it that every trip I have made to JA, I have seen water lines broken under the blacktop/gravel and flowing into the streets. After talking to people in the neighborhoods, they tell me the water has been free flowing for months and no one fixes it. Heck, I know of one water leak in the road that was still flowing a YEAR later when we returned. I thought "jeez, that's something I could fix. (you could see the break in the pipe). Why doesn't the government or area councils hire people (making jobs) to go out and take care of these small problems BEFORE they turn into washed out roads and bigger holes in the lines?

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