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Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014

Letters to the Pilot

Thursday, July 25, 2002

Teed off about golf course watering

TO THE EDITOR:

It is surely understandable that, under circumstances as they are at the Storm Lake water plant, folks are asked to conserve water - even to shut down operations at Bil-Mar and IBP. It would be good for us all to always be a bit more conserving of our water.

It is not understandable to me to see what I saw on Saturday evening, July 20. I was called into Storm Lake on a little emergency. About 7:30 p.m. at the intersection of 120th Avenue and Highway 7 East, I stopped at the stop sign and observed a City of Storm Lake truck carrying a large circular water tank, capacity 1,400 to 1,500 gallons. A long hose was attached to the tank and was extended across the ditch into the golf course where two men were watering the green. Perturbed and angry I went on to finish what I needed to do. Upon returning on Highway 7 East I came upon the truck still there with one small lantern and a barricade up behind it. Darkness had already came on us, it was after 9 p.m.

I like to golf, too. But this angers me that the golf course is necessary to our lives - above watering gardens, etc. I say to those who authorized this watering - a whack on your back with a dry towel. For shame!

Chris Widman,

Storm Lake