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As inflation hits the waterworks, it looks to new solutions. It appears connecting Great Barrington and Housatonic water isn't such a stretch, after all.
A group calling itself “Housy Waterstrike” seeks to rally those pushing for solutions to water problems in Housatonic.
Kristi Lewis-Walsh's bathtub in Housatonic on Sunday night.
A state regulatory agency and the Housatonic Water Works Co. blame each other for a delay in installing equipment that will test a filtration system that could fix the problem of brown or yellow water. Meanwhile, residents continue to protest.
We believe the only solution that promises real relief to Housatonic residents on a reasonable time table is for the town of Great Barrington to take the Housatonic Water Works by eminent domain.
This Housatonic mother wants the world to know what it's like to live with water that's been brown since the end of June. “It’s mud coming out of my faucet."
Residents who live at Flag Rock Village will get two gallons of bottled water delivered for free every week. The rest of Housatonic is increasingly agitating for a solution.
Health officials are concerned about the impact consuming Housatonic water might have on the young, the old and the ailing. They plan to press the Select Board to do something about it.
It's been a summer of brownish drinking water. Now people are so fed up they got up on the railroad trestle to protest.
The price tag for fixing this and other problems in the aging system? At least $4 million, if regulators approve. This will roughly double monthly water bills. A customer with a $44.73 bill will be paying another $45 on top of it, for instance.