Today the News-Gazette reports that the Homer Village Board will decide in January whether or not to sell treated water and sewer services to Sunrise Coal’s proposed mine.
Please plan to attend the upcoming meetings at the Homer Village Hall and let the Village Board know you support protecting our water resources. On Thursday January 3rd, 2013 at 7:00 pm, the Water Committee will meet to discuss a draft contract to provide treated water and sewer services to Sunrise’s proposed coal mine (click here for agenda). And on Monday, January 14th, 2013, at 7:00 pm the full Board will meet to consider the Water Committee’s recommendations and make a final vote.
With this upcoming decision, the Village Board has an important opportunity to protect the Salt Fork River and local water resources by voting no on any proposed water or sewer sales. Any deal now could open the door to future sales of hundreds of thousands of gallons per day of untreated water for washing coal – a sale that threatens to diminish water supplies and would send polluted mine water into the Salt Fork River. Homer trustees should send a strong message in support of productive farmland and clean water.
ACT NOW: If you haven’t already, please contact your Village Board members today and ask them to vote no on any water or sewer deal with Sunrise Coal.
- Ray Cunningham, (217) 896-2558, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Guy James, (217) 896-2493, email@example.com
- Mike Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kevin Knott, (217) 714-2290, email@example.com
- Larry Mingee, (217) 896-2487
- Roy Woodmansee, (217) 896-2430