Hi friends–I didn't want to be "that" person, the protester, and have been debating whether I should make a stink about this for over a year, but now my water stinks, so I guess it's time. If you do Facebook, please like this page and forward to anyone you know in Farmington–http://www.facebook.com/FarmingtonDeservesPureWater
The city was told the well they dug by the park would be bad, then it was bad, so they just added more chemicals, built a nice well house and just started adding it to the supply in the last few weeks, and now our water is smelly, discolored and tastes awful. They say, "Don't worry, we'll just increase the chemicals to mask the color and smell, but hey, it's safe." Yum.
Here's a write up in the Deseret News about it: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582995/Smelly-yellow-water-disturbs-some-Farmington-residents.html
There's clean water on the other side of town and I even heard there was an offer to trade it for irrigation water so we could have another clean well–let me know if you have any details on that. Not sure why they kept moving forward when all signs pointed to bad news, maybe just stubbornness and unwillingness to recognize it was a bad investment. Still, the city seems to have ignored all the warning signs and simply wouldn't admit they made an expensive mistake. Now we all have to pay the price.
Now I see I should have been more involved 18 months ago. Please forward along to other Farmingtonians, and let your City know you expect pure, not just chemically-made "safe" water, since it is ready available just a few miles away.