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None of That City Water for Them

None of that City Water for Them By Elton Camp We have friends who tap water won’t drink They complain about both its taste and stink Instead of using the public water supply To get it from a spring or well they try The spring on the edge of town many thrill They don’t see the septic tanks on the hill Some spend to have their own well drilled From it, keep their drinking vessels filled But it hasn’t been treated with chlorine The danger of that they haven’t yet seen The neighbor’s hog pen they don’t see Nor when his sons go outside to pee Now I prefer what comes out of the pipe For I have found no reason at all to gripe

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012

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Date: 2/9/2012 8:13:00 AM
i agree with you. this is well-written and makes the point well. nyc tap water is the best and i'm sure many other people feel the same way about their town's water.
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Date: 2/9/2012 10:52:00 AM
Our little country town of Russellville, Alabama has extraordinary public water. The area from which it comes is carefully protected from pollution and the water adequately treated to assure safety. YET, we actually do have friends here in town who do just what I described. Elton
Date: 2/8/2012 8:17:00 PM
Great set of couplets that can give anyone a good case of hydrophobia.
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Date: 2/8/2012 10:46:00 PM
Robert, I grew up drinking water from a well because that was all that was available. We had a septic system (upgrade from the well) plus hogs and cows. How we surivived I don't know! Elton