Dear Billy T and Somerville News Weekly Speakup Line,
I am extremely disturbed to recieve a notice today from the city regarding the HIGH LEVELS OF LEAD IN OUR WATER.
The health risks to infants, children ,pregnant woman and seniors especially with illness can be serious. This is not like lead in paint where exposure is a result of construction, ingestion and other ways. This is about drinking water, cooking water and water added to food.
The city takes this a lot lighter than protecting bicyclists who purposely place themselves in harms way.
A simple notice sent with no indication of importance going only to homeowners. Leaving many other residents vulnerable to exposure.
To top it off they reccomend running your water for two minutes to flush out the lines. Water and sewer fees thats cost are already excessive.
Please place this information in your news paper since there are many readers who will not recieve the notice.
If the elected officials really cared the billboards for the street festivals would be up and running informing everyone at risk. So much for protecting the citizens of Somerville.
Feeling poisoned in Somerville￼