Posted: Jul 15, 2012 at 3:01 PM [Jul 15, 2012]
As an An Arbor resident we are often spoiled by the quality of certain aspects of daily living. Although we pay a hefty price literally for living in Ann Arbor there are many perks that come with it. However the city has let those living in city courts down. Shortly after moving in to our home 17 years ago we had to replace the pipes from our house to the street - thanks to orangeburg pipes, there went $10,00 plus literally down the drain. We started noticing an orange film on things and orange rings in our sinks and toilets which we sort of shrugged off. Until I was getting my hair done recently and was asked if I had well water. "No, I live in the city", I replied. Then I was told I had an orange film on my hair - how embarassing. Our newly remodeled slate tile shower...orange film which is impossible to get off, dog's water bowl, orange, sinks orange! Twice I have called the Water Department. Although the gentleman I spoke with was very kind and helpful we were basically told that since we live in a court the water backs up and stands and then well we get orange water. They have flushed the pipes in the court a couple of times but the film remains. Is the cost for city water cheaper for those that live in the court? No. Was there any sort of inspection disclaimer that mentioned the condition of the water in city courts upon purchasing this house? No. The condition of the water is unsightly, a pain, and can't be healthy. How about taking some of those many tax dollars we spend year after year and taking care of this issue. I would love to be confident that the city water that is suppose to be so amazing really is. Then I can move on to the next issue at hand...The recylcing cart that is completely full becasue they missed it on pickup day and have yet to come back!