LOVELY, Ky. — When the well water here turned brown and started tasting salty, Heather Blevins’s parents hooked their property on Dead Man’s Curve into the municipal supply. It seemed like a blessing until new hazards emerged: Today, Blevins says, the tap water smells of bleach, occasionally takes on a urine-colored tinge, and leaves her 7- and 8-year-old children itching every time they take a bath.
“The way the water is now, I’d rather have well water,” said Blevins, 44, who keeps a constant eye on the county water district’s Facebook page to watch for pipe breaks and boil-water advisories. Blevins, who says her water rates rocketed recently from $19 to almost $40 a month, sets aside money from her $980 Social Security check for bottled drinking water and chemical-free baby wipes to keep her allergy-prone children clean.
“It shouldn’t be like that,” she said.
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“It shouldn’t be like that,” she said. Well, lady, you voted for Mitch McConnell and Trump. President Obama proposed a $1 trillion infrastructure rebuilding plan that included repairing rural water systems. Mitch McConnell — YOUR senator from Kentucky — killed the idea. You made this bed, you lie in it.
Maybe one of these days the dumbass goobers who vote for Trump will wakethefuckup and realize:
- There is not a black bogeyman coming to take away your guns.
- No, the problem is not Mexicans or “illegal aliens.”
- Public water supplies are “socialism.” Maybe a little socialism is not a bad thing, you think?
- Jesus will not save you.