Saturday, March 16, 2013

On the subject of security . . .

In a recent newspaper article HERE, Dave Lewis, general manager of the Columbia Water Company, is quoted as saying "they" are going to review the security at the Water Company site where the water storage tanks are located.  A good place to start might be the boundary between Laurel Hill Cemetery and the Water Company's property.  Currently, there is no fence or any other barrier between the properties to keep unauthorized people out.

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  1. Something still doesn't add up. Why would someone sneak onto the property - most likely carrying bolt cutters - cut the locks and climb to the top of one of the water towers just to do . . . nothing?

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  2. Why indeed and more importantly are they looking for the person responsible for the borough needing water trucks hauled in and the increased cost for residents needing to purchase drinking water? Since the water tested negative, I wonder how much time will be spent on finding the perpetrator or will it simply disappear as many other incidents seem to?

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    1. I hope it doesn't disappear. This is serious.

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  3. The people that own the the water company do not want to spend a dime of their own money! Whether to be for a fence or anything else! These people are wealthy and powerful. I can not say enough of about these slim balls!!

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  4. i think so too. i can't imagine that some agencies wouldn't get involved...this is very serious...it seems like they have NO security to protect our water source..

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    1. On the issue of security, they get a resounding ZERO.

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    2. Cole,

      Completely agree with your assessment. Why would someone sneak onto the property - most likely carrying bolt cutters - cut the locks and climb to the top of one of the water towers just to do nothing? Also, why was it not OK to consume yet OK to bathe with - easiest way to get poisoned is through absorption through the skin. This is an infrastructure issue and "hopefully" was reported to Homeland Security as required.

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    3. There are a lot of unanswered questions.

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  5. i can't imagine that homeland security doesn't already know.....DEP did testing....

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  6. Columbia Water Co is a joke.

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  7. I'm sorry but while I agree it needs much better security, I think the ensuing panic is just another sign of post 9/11 American hysteria. As a much younger man, myself and a group of friends would frequent that complex, through laurel hill as you mentioned, and I'm ashaned to say at one point, we broke the same lock. Never was a word breathed to the public.Simple teenage curiosity. And the bolt cutters used came from about ten feet away. I myself immediately recalled that time and consumed the water freely. I refuse to let the terrorists win.

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