Cleveland Water Safety
Community Comments Page:
(Editor's note: Jeanne Coppola would like to launch a column on the Forum page where Collinwood Observer readers can comment on the world around them and ask questions of local organizations in public. She is getting the ball rolling this month.)
Question to Cleveland Water Department:
Why was there no mention in the news media that the Cleveland water supply was contaminated with manganese, until three days after it happened? (Why did The Plain Dealer bury this information in a short paragraph, on page 5 of the obituary page, (9-08-12) in the Westside edition, but fail to publish it in the Eastside edition, where it affected residents?)
Will a representative of the water department please tell readers of The Collinwood Observer:
What exactly is manganese, how did it get in the water supply, and is it harmful to drink?
(Please do not say, you do not know how it happened. That is not an answer.)
Jeanne Coppola is a resident of the Collinwood neighborhood, and is interested in art and writing. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Cleveland State University, where she was a writer for the multi-cultural student magazine, The Vindicator.
Jeanne is pleased to be able to write for The Collinwood Observer, and offer her comments and opinions for this new and exciting community newspaper.