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Wilson County News
September 5, 2012 | 1,845 views | 9 comments

FLORESVILLE -- Residents living around Floresville may have noticed large trucks pulling up to fire hydrants recently to fill their tanks with water.

Floresville Constituent Liaison Sherry Pollok said these trucks belong to companies working in the Eagle Ford shale; they are buying city water.

“There are currently four or five companies who have an agreement with the city of Floresville to draw water from the hydrants,” Pollok said. “There is a $600 deposit that is required and from there the company is billed like any other customer. There is a meter on the hydrant, which tells us just how much water is being used.”

Water pressure always has been a controversial issue in the city, but Pollok said the hydrants being used will not jeopardize the water pressure in any vital areas of Floresville.

“The hydrants with the meters obviously aren’t going to be in an area like on [U.S.] 181 where it would affect local businesses,” Pollok said. “Overall, the use of these hydrants will bring in extra revenue for the city without having an impact on our water supply.”
 

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Ex-Tiger  
CA  
September 10, 2012 11:48am
 
In the know: I'm not saying you shouldn't be concerned but the city official do not have to notify or ask the citizens permission to make a decision. Although it may behoove them as politicians to exercise that option. The ... More ›

 
Ex-Tiger  
CA  
September 10, 2012 11:35am
 
I'm curious. How does the city meter the water being pumped out of theses hydrants????

 
Connect the Dots  
Floresville  
September 9, 2012 7:37am
 
Well duh. We've known this for some time. "Agua es vida". Water is life. And our lives are being sold to the highest bidder.

 
Rock'n chair Rambler  
Over Taxed, TX  
September 8, 2012 1:10pm
 
"like Bill Clinton said in his speech, use common sense and ARITHMETIC!!" Trouble is, his arithmetic adds up to bankruptcy.

 
In the know  
Floresville  
September 8, 2012 8:51am
 
This is another example of city leadership making a decision without the input or concern from the citizens of Floresville. Now do you understand why we are fighting City Hall and how important this election is? I do remember ... More ›

 
Concerned Tax Payer  
Floresville, Texas  
September 8, 2012 8:21am
 
Ms. Pollock, as Mr. Miller points out, anytime you open a hydrant in the system, it potentially will lower pressure across the system. Additionally, the avaliable water is a finite resource. When you take some out, you have less ... More ›

 
Airborne Trooper  
wilson cty  
September 5, 2012 9:44am
 
This has been happening for some time now and we finally get an answer to it. what fund does this money go to and how is it being used for the city of Floresville?

 
Jim Miller  
Floresville, TX  
September 5, 2012 6:09am
 
Ms Pollok: You obviously have not read the report provided by M&S Engineering that urgently recommends the development of a water model! This water model, according to M&S Engineering is needed to insure the adequacy ... More ›

 
LaLa Land  
Floresville, TX  
September 5, 2012 5:13am
 
I asked about this months ago and we finally get an answer? What, the City trying to look good. Who's pot is that money going into?

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