Sign Petition

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

Cheryl Hatfield
Cheryl Hatfield South Bend
36 Signatures Goal: 1,000

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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Highlights

October 6
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.
July 10
We are now live!
  • Shari Weldy
    Feb 13, 2015
    Feb 13, 2015
    I live on Johnson and was required to give up a large portion of my yard. I should not be required to give them anything else. My water was testing in the last 3 months and is all well within normal ranges.
  • Nancy Reed
    Dec 12, 2014
    Dec 12, 2014
    we live on Saint Joseph and my husband is v.p of the Forrest Park home association.. Anyone interested in speed bumps or stop signs should let us know...The traffic is obnoxious around here now..Any input on a petition for this issue would be appreciated!!
  • Yesenia A.
    Nov 25, 2014
    Nov 25, 2014
    Stop mandated city water
  • Scott Reed
    Nov 24, 2014
    Nov 24, 2014
    They ruined our neighborhood now they want more taxes...wish I could say that I am shocked but I am not!!
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Signatures

  • 1 month ago
    Tim Pelletier United States
    1 month ago
  • 2 years ago
    Shari Weldy
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Nancy Reed United States
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Kimberly Sullivan
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Scott Reed
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Donald R. Trowbridge
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Scott Deardorff
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Isaiah Strickland
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Shannon O'Donnell
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    tim + jonna stickel
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Maureen Briones
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Josh Ciesiolka
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Meri Goffinet
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Dave Fredericks
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Nicholas Grimm
    2 years ago
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