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Billy Joe Fudge: Source of water affects taste

Writer thinks that water district comparisons may have problems. Says Campbellsville's Water may taste better because it comes from Robinson Ridge side of Green River Lake, where there is less run off from agricultural activity. Suggest scientist at Campbellsville University and Lindsey Wilson College analyze the water for mineral content. He writes, "As for right now, we at the Fudge household in the Green Hills Area of Greater Columbia are suffering through the smell and taste with much fresh lime and lemon for iced water and IGA spring water from the hills of Tennessee."
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By Billy Joe Fudge

A-n-d the smell might be even worse than the taste.

I would like to suggest caution when doing comparison taste test with other water districts. That being that water sources are completely different and, in other words, one "sprang" is better than another.

Our water is from Green River Lake and is primarily Green River water which hails from the South side of the Muldraugh Ridge in Lincoln County just West of Highway 27 at King's Mountain. The water is highly mineralized, thus the green color. (It would be great if someone like Lindsey Wilson College or Campbellsville University would do a mineral content test on area water sources.) The water flows through valleys surrounded by river bottoms, many of them very boggy and much agricultural activity. Those bottoms are surrounded by steep hills which causes rain water to flow quickly giving it a tendency to be highly erosive. Of course, there is Liberty, their industry and sewage treatment facility and their impact upon our drinking water. Many other small communities with higher population densities would have an impact as well.

Campbellsville's water, of course, also comes from Green River Lake but I would suggest that very little of their water comes from Green River itself. Their water intake is located on Robinson Creek. Although the springs feeding Robinson Creek are located on the South side of the Muldraugh Ridge as well, the water is impacted by much less farmland, no major sewage treatment facility and less small population centers. After 25 years of flying fire patrol I can tell you from personal observation that the water is different on the Green River side of the dam than on the Robinson Creek side. (I would like to see that mineral test, LWC or CU).

As for right now, we at the Fudge household in the Green Hills Area of Greater Columbia are suffering through the smell and taste with much fresh lime and lemon for iced water and IGA spring water from the hills of Tennessee.

-Billy Joe Fudge

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