Stop mandated city water in Gilmer Park, Forest Park, Hartman Place, Swanson Heights and surrounding areas.

I/we the undersigned residents of Gilmer Park, Forest Park, Hartman Place, Swanson Heights and surrounding areas of “South Bend, IN 46614”. Sign below to agree or affirm that we do NOT support or agree to have our homes hooked up to city water, provided to us by the St. Joseph County Water Sewer District. We further more understand that the St. Joseph County Health Officer Dr. Thomas Felgar is concerned about the Nitrate levels in our wells. Our response to that is we do not want to pay expensive hook up cost and monthly fees to have water brought into us that is higher in Nitrates than what we have in our own homes now. (I.E…Erskin pumping station at last report was at 8.7 parts per million in Nitrates and some of our wells are at 5 parts per million or less.) Also a communication provided to South Bend residents show that the city water is currently coming in at 7.5 parts per million for Nitrates which we are being told by Dr. Felgar is dangerous to our health.

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  • Cheryl Hatfield We have reached 225 signatures now. Finished up Yoder St yesterday. Heading for Hildebrand St is next. If you know of any one I have missed please let me know. We want to give everyone a chance to voice their opinion.

  • Cheryl Hatfield We have now reached 207 signatures between this petition and the paper petitions. We have walked and circulated flyers through all of Lucinda, Detroit, Pasadena, Gilmer, Pulling, Dice and have started the first block of Yoder St., Keep spreading the word. If someone comes around from Heartland Environmental, please make sure that a proper sample is taken.This company has been hired by INDOT, the city of South Bend and St. Joseph county. They are now saying that they need to run water tests claiming our water is now contaminated from when the McClure's gas station was torn down. They are trying to take water from an outside source. This is NOT the proper way to get an accurate reading of our ground water. Do NOT let them take an outside sample. My husband and I will be doing a proper sample for them. For a proper ground water sample you must run all of the faucets inside the home for 5 minutes, remove the screen from your main faucet, clean the inside of the faucet with an alcohol swab and then re run the water for another 5 minutes to remove any sort of contamination from the alcohol swab and then take a sample. Taking water from an outside source without the proper procedures will give inaccurate readings due to settling of particles in the pipes. I do not want them to force us all to tap on to city water (at our cost) because of their negligence.

  • Cheryl Hatfield Remember we also have a facebook page for additional information (Residents of Gilmer Park and Surrounding areas)

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Petition highlights

  • We have now reached 207 signatures between this petition and the paper petitions. We have walked and circulated flyers through all of Lucinda, Detroit, Pasadena, Gilmer, Pulling, Dice and have started the first block of Yoder St., Keep spreading the word. If someone comes around from Heartland Environmental, please make sure that a proper sample is taken.This company has been hired by INDOT, the city of South Bend and St. Joseph county. They are now saying that they need to run water tests claiming our water is now contaminated from when the McClure's gas station was torn down. They are trying to take water from an outside source. This is NOT the proper way to get an accurate reading of our ground water. Do NOT let them take an outside sample. My husband and I will be doing a proper sample for them. For a proper ground water sample you must run all of the faucets inside the home for 5 minutes, remove the screen from your main faucet, clean the inside of the faucet with an alcohol swab and then re run the water for another 5 minutes to remove any sort of contamination from the alcohol swab and then take a sample. Taking water from an outside source without the proper procedures will give inaccurate readings due to settling of particles in the pipes. I do not want them to force us all to tap on to city water (at our cost) because of their negligence.
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