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Ginger Heinzen

Ginger Heinzen

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To the Editor:

Friends and neighbors, on July 3 my husband and I came home and found that we had almost no water in our water taps.

First, I would like to thank the city of Hot Springs and the water works department for working so promptly to repair and restore our water.

Second, the situation got me to thinking about our water and how much we depend on clean, adequate water. What would it be like if our water was not clean and safe from harmful uranium compounds and other pollutants? Would you be comfortable bathing your child in that kind of water?

I urge you to step up and support our Grass Roots movement for keeping our water clean and safe.

How can you help: sign a petition for clean, safe water. Voice your opposition to local and state elected officials and urge them to help keep our water safe and clean.

Join our grass-roots group; we meet at 5:30 p.m. every other Wednesday at the Hot Springs Library.

There are also two very important hearings this autumn and we will need your support. Please plan to attend one or both.

The Large Scale Mining Permit Hearing is Monday, Sept. 23, starting at 8:30 a.m.; the Water Permits and Ground Water Discharge Hearing will be Monday, Oct. 7, also starting at 8:30 a.m. Both will be at the Ramkota in Rapid City.

The Governors phone number is 773-3212

It’s all about the water.

Ginger Heinzen

Hot Springs

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