By: Diane Benjamin
Follow-up to this story: https://blnnews.com/2020/12/10/lorenz-how-about-not-believing-everything-you-are-told/
The Town of Normal finally provided the information I requested by FOIA.
At the December 7th meeting Lorenz went on a long rant about rumors. It was aimed at a Facebook post by Marc Tiritilli concerning the quality of the water some residents have endured for a number of years because the Town has not made replacing the water main a priority. Instead they opted to run water to Rivian.
Kathleen lectured everyone on not spreading rumors. Too bad she didn’t bother to get the facts before opening her mouth.
No rumor Kathleen:
Below are three complaints from the area in question. Check the dates Kathleen, the complaints go back almost two years – NO the Town didn’t jump on the complaints as you claimed. I know there are others the Town did not provide because these aren’t the two people I spoke to.
See more complaints here – 47 pages of them:
Some of these might be from the same area, I’m just not familiar with the streets.
The complaints range from: brown water, black specs in water, yellow water, rusty water, purple water, orange water, cloudy water, sediment, fishy smell, tastes bad, and it makes anyone who drinks it sick. There is even a complaint from a tenant at 1 Uptown Circle.
Why would Rivian want to use water from the Town of Normal Kathleen?
Citizens pay for water, they deserve better than getting clothes destroyed, fixtures stained even with a water softener, and an undrinkable supply.
I expect a retraction of your “rumor” speech Monday night Kathleen.
I’m 100% positive you won’t.