Fresno City Councilmember Lee Brand’s solution (story July 26) to “Flint Fresno” comes up way short. He wants to (if we qualify) give northeast homeowners $1,000 toward fixing our pipes, and then allow us to take out a loan from the city to cover the difference in the expense of re-piping our homes.
We are talking about pipes that the local water-treatment plant more than likely ruined. What if I re-pipe my home (for more like $10,000 to $15,000)? Is the treatment plant going to change its water equation again and mess up my new pipes?
Someone messed up! And it was not the homeowners!
Yet Brand wants the homeowners to pay up or drink brown water that is contaminated with high levels of lead, zinc and copper. This is outrageous.
I built my home in 2000. I had no problems until the treatment plan went on line. If the problem is “substandard” pipes, like the city is trying to suggest, didn’t someone in the city have to approve of these pipes at some point?
Give us some real help, please.
Laurel Hager, Fresno