Mercer Island Needs New Water Supply

Mercer Island needs separate water supply

Mercer Island Reporter – November 14, 2011 · 4:37 PM

Starting last August, Washington Action for Safe Water has been paying monthly visits to the Mercer Island City Hall.

Our goal is to educate the City Council about the lead, arsenic and silicofluoride that Seattle adds to Mercer Island water.

Neither the City Council nor the public ever had a chance to vote on whether they wanted dilute toxic waste added to their water.

We are proposing that Mercer Island demand that Seattle provide water free of any additives other than a little chlorine to kill microbes and a little alkalizer to raise the pH of our acidic snowmelt water to a more neutral, slightly alkaline level.

Seattle probably has numerous pipelines coming down from the Tolt and Cedar watersheds, and it should be no problem to bring silicofluoride free water down in at least one of them.

Seattle ought to install a new pipeline if necessary to deliver “just water” to Mercer Island.

We invite Islanders to meet with us at 6 p.m. before the next City Council meeting in the City Hall lobby on Nov. 21 to learn more.

Bill Osmunson, DDS, MPH, President
James Robert Deal, Attorney, Vice-President
Washington Action for Safe Water
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