Good old times in Dixfield?
To the Editor:
I read Mr. Mitchell's latest letter about things in the past. Unfortunately, you can't go back.
Even then, the DEP required two water licenses. As a result, the department had to "lease" a license from another individual. At that time, the crew couldn't pass the required test. Back then, the sewer department was part of the highway department.
The water department has, over the years, bought trucks, but only a few for water. There was no money in the highway budget for these purposes. Those, these two are funded by user fees.
So you see, there is no reason to go back to the good old days. We have a water department that is being run efficiently with money to do the things that need to be done in moderation.
The town has asked on at least five times over the last 10 years if they were satisfied with the level of services, and all results came back, "We are satisfied."
The sewer department also is in better shape than it has been. The sewers have been scoped to find any problems underground. This is a proactive and not a reactive approach. So much for the good old years.
Ralph E. Clarke,