Arlington Water Director looking beyond age/material of pipe failures (near drilling)

UPDATE Aug 2014..

—– Forwarded Message —–
From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
To: Buzz Pishkur <buzz.pishkur@arlingtontx.gov>
Sent: Monday, August 4, 2014 1:49 PM
Subject: has the corrosive properties of Chloramine been looked at as reason for bursting water mains?
Remember my video where I posted footage of a water main break that resulted in a lady and her neighbor’s home settling and breaking?
Buzz, you mentioned that the city was “looking beyond the age and material of the piping”-what have you found so far? I’ve read that Arlington has been using Chloramine since March of 1984, so if it was corrosive, we’d have seen the problem by now if Chloramine was too corrosive…or have we increased how much we use recently?
The EPA wanted municipalities trihalomethanes lowered and the easy answer was chloramine (verses chlorine) as it is able to cheaply do that (the least chemically intensive thing to do is to first removing organic matter since organic matter is a precursor to forming trihalomethanes-but how expensive is that?).
The reason I keep looking at water main breaks is not just fracking/seismic activity…but chemical sensitivity issues in general. Here is a historic analysis of our water…I wonder how it compares post drilling?
My husband is now immunocompromised since his chemo/radiation and he has this persistent rash he cannot get rid of…I’ve read that some folks react to chloramine….please advise, thanks.
 END UPDATE

Buzz Pishkur, Director of Water Works, responded that… ‘The main breaks on Amberway and Overbrook  are being investigated due to the number and timing of the failures.  This has not been an area with a history of routine failures therefore we are looking beyond the pipe material and age of the piping for a possible cause.”

Click here to get part of the document from the Water Research Foundation that pertains to ground movement risk…..

“6. Investigation of Physical Impacts to Utility Infrastructure from Ground Movement due to Hydraulic Fracturing”

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From: kim feil <kimfeil@sbcglobal.net>
To: Buzz Pishkur <Buzz.Pishkur@arlingtontx.gov>
Cc: “trey.yelverton@arlingtontx.gov” <trey.yelverton@arlingtontx.gov>; Jay Doegey <Jay.Doegey@arlingtontx.gov>; “Stuart.Young@arlingtontx.gov” <Stuart.Young@arlingtontx.gov>; “roger.venables@arlingtontx.gov” <roger.venables@arlingtontx.gov>; “jim.parajon@arlingtontx.gov” <jim.parajon@arlingtontx.gov>; Bridgett White <Bridgett.White@arlingtontx.gov>; Maria Carbajal <Maria.Carbajal@arlingtontx.gov>; “jessica.minley@arlingtontx.gov” <jessica.minley@arlingtontx.gov>; Robert Rivera <robert.rivera@arlingtontx.gov>
Sent: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 8:15 PM
Subject: Re: that Overbrook/Amberway water main burst(s)-endangered resident captured on film

http://www.wtov9.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/damaged-property-caused-drilling-1772.shtml  Hope this info is helpful. it is a recent story about a home cracking due to nearby drilling the resident claims…water is contaminated too at a few homes.
This video may also be helpful too….Dec 2011 at the Lynn Smith drill site at Bowen and Division in Arlington, the business owner, who was about 80 feet from the drilling operation, had her foundation crack in half…Range Resources VP David Poole said it was crazy for the city to allow such disruptive surface equipment so close to structures…here is the video I made…

 

About Kim Triolo Feil

Since TX Statute 253.005 forbids drilling in heavily settled municipalities, I unsuccessfully ran for City Council Seat to try to enforce this. Since Urban Drilling, our drinking water has almost tripled for TTHM's. Before moving to Arlington in 1990, I lived in Norco’s “cancer alley”, a refinery town. It was only after Urban Drilling in Arlington did I start having health effects. After our drill site was established closest to my home, the chronic nosebleeds started. I know there are more canaries here in Arlington having reactions to our industrialized airshed (we have 55-60 padsites of gas wells). Come forward and report to me those having health issues especially if you live to the north/northwest of a drill site so I can map your health effects on this blog. My youtube account is KimFeilGood. FAIR USE NOTICE: THIS SITE MAY CONTAIN COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL THE USE OF WHICH HAS NOT ALWAYS BEEN SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZED BY THE COPYRIGHT OWNER. MATERIAL FROM DIVERSE AND SOMETIMES TEMPORARY SOURCES IS BEING MADE AVAILABLE IN A PERMANENT UNIFIED MANNER, AS PART OF AN EFFORT TO ADVANCE UNDERSTANDING OF THE SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH EMINENT DOMAIN AND THE PRIVATIZATION OF PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE (AMONG OTHER THINGS). IT IS BELIEVED THAT THIS IS A 'FAIR USE' OF THE INFORMATION AS ALLOWED UNDER SECTION 107 OF THE US COPYRIGHT LAW. IN ACCORDANCE WITH TITLE 17 USC SECTION 107, THE SITE IS MAINTAINED WITHOUT PROFIT FOR THOSE WHO ACCESS IT FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE: HTTP://WWW.LAW.CORNELL.EDU/ TO USE MATERIAL REPRODUCED ON THIS SITE FOR PURPOSES THAT GO BEYOND 'FAIR USE', PERMISSION IS REQUIRED FROM THE COPYRIGHT OWNER INDICATED WITH A NAME AND INTERNET LINK AT THE END OF EACH ITEM. (NOTE: THE TEXT OF THIS NOTICE WAS ALSO LIFTED FROM CORRIDORNEWS.BLOGSPOT.COM)
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