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Water supply vs. water demand

| March 28, 2024 12:00 AM

Two years ago when the city was asked to approve the annexation of CSKT ground near the KOA for a new casino, our city manager publicly assured the concerned residents that water supply was not an issue. That year, the city imposed restrictions on outdoor watering, however, in response to some mechanical issues.

Then last summer, even though the manager had stated the city had ample supplies of water, again summer restrictions were imposed. Now restrictions are being imposed again.

Compliments to the one commissioner who has a basic understanding of supply and demand. Lisa Rehard, thank you for pointing out that more demand created by the city approving new developments will limit supply.

But not to worry, our manager and apparently the rest of the commission think you, the residents, just need to let them tell you how to use the water you may be able to pay for.

– Bob Fulton

Polson