Recently, the City of Brighton was forced to admit that it owed residents money for overcharging us on our water bills. Then they “dug deep” and gave a few people a few dollars to “make it all better”; although we know they failed to correct years of overcharging by, according to outside rate experts, as much as 30%.
But what if you found out that they overcharged us and STILL failed to make sure that our drinking water was safe, clean and reliable?
Even worse, what if the city overcharged us, had $70 million of our money in the bank, and still failed to perform one of the most basic and crucial projects for any public water system to undertake?
That’s exactly what we’re now facing, and here are the startling facts about this situation.
The City of Brighton is in the process of mailing you a notification demanded by the State of Colorado, to inform you that, once again, they’ve taken from you and provided worse than nothing in return.
Once again, the City of Brighton failed to perform basic, minimal duties of the city water department. For a city with a project completion rate of just 23% for the last decade, this is no surprise.
But this time, their failures potentially put all of our health at risk.
FACT: The State of Colorado told Mayor Ken and the city over a month ago that they are now in serious violation of drinking water requirements in Brighton.
What does this mean? What should we do?
FACT: These words are straight from the State of Colorado about the City of Brighton’s water system:
- “You may want to use an alternative drinking water supply (e.g. bottled).”
- “If you have specific health concerns, consult your doctor.”
- “(This violation) can lead to inadvertent contamination of the drinking water.”
- “If you have an infant, severely compromised immune system, are pregnant or are elderly, you may be at increased risk and should seek advice from your doctor about drinking this water.”
Brighton, they are gouging you for water that is now potentially unsafe to drink.
Mayor Ken Kreutzer is leading a failed city government that is rapidly turning our town into the next Flint, Michigan.
Read the notice of violation from the City of Brighton in full (click here), and be sure to share this information with all the other people who drink Brighton’s water, especially if they are at risk of infection by bacteria and other disease-causing organisms.
Please help us make sure we turn the corner on these water fiascos once and for all by recalling Mayor Ken. We need new leadership in the mayor’s seat, and soon.
Enough is enough, and we’re ready to make our votes count. Join us in insisting on safe, clean drinking water that doesn’t require us to “CONSULT OUR DOCTOR” before we use it.
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