In November there will be a bond vote on whether to build a GAC
(Granular Activated Carbon) water filtration system for Rutland.
The other choice is CHLORAMINE which means adding ammonia to
chlorine; so if you're comfortable with that chemical in your
water, then Vote NO to the bond.
In 1992, Cincinnati improved its water quality and its public
trust by building a GAC filtration system.
The philosophy behind Cincinnati's use of GAC is twofold:
1. "It is better to remove contaminants by adsorption with GAC
instead of adding chemicals that might have unintended
2. "Science is continually identifying additional chemicals in
the drinking water supply, often in minute concentrations. While
evidence may be lacking that many may pose no significant threat to
public health, removing them as an additional benefit of treatment
for other purposes is advantageous."
Keep Rutland's water clean and safe to drink...vote YES in
Nick Santoro, Rutland, Vt.