City water letter upsets residents

By Brooke Pankonin

Grant Tribune Sentinel

Love was not in the air on Valentine’s Day as several unhappy Grant residents attended the Grant City Council meeting in response to a letter received in the mail the previous Friday.

Joe Borowski, President of the Northside Water District, introduced legal representative, Glenn Pelster, during the public comment portion of the meeting, to speak on behalf of the north side’s residents.

Fifteen residents of the north side, and three on the south side, received letters from Grant City Attorney Philip Pierce, stating that the water lines serving their homes do not meet city specs.

These 18 residents do not live within city limits, but receive city water. Pelster said he learned from City Superintendent Dana Harris that when wells started to go dry in approximately the 1980s due to irrigation and groundwater depletion, the water district asked to add their homes to city water. 

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