Mammoth Over-Treatment of Water Caused Sickness

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Events regarding over-treatment of Mammoth Water on 6/19/2014: On Thursday, June 19, I noticed several employees of the Mammoth Water Dept. up at the water tank near our home at 417 W. Sunset Dr., Mammoth. They just kept coming and going all day. One was David Garcia’s vehicle. I thought they were doing extra work to prepare for the new water system, which was said to be coming to our town within the next six months.

That evening, I showered to get ready for the City Council meeting. The water seemed to be full of chlorine. I quickly finished and got out, but, the damage had already been done. My upper respiratory passageways felt burned and things had an odd smell. My throat hurt. My skin smelled of chlorine bleach.

I called the MPD around 1700, knowing the Public Works Dept. would be closed. I talked to Erica, who was the dispatcher and explained my symptoms. I told him this is a non-emergency call, but, felt that someone had over-treated our water. I was worried that someone made a mistake. He told me he would talk to someone in the water dept. and call me back. He did call back and said they’d just treated the water and it should be OK, in time. He said they are draining water from the fire hydrants.

The next day, I felt a little off, and sensitive areas on my body were irritated. We do not have the financial ability to be able to afford fancy reverse osmosis water treatment within our home, so, continued to drink the water. Pablo, from the Water Dept., came out Friday morning to test our water. He said that his tests showed our tap water’s chlorine levels were becoming normal and he’s going around testing the water from the residents who called to complain. We went out to eat at La Casita, where Janie Reynolds told me that she and her husband had adverse effects from the water, as well, including skin irritation and burning throat.

Saturday, I felt really tired and took a nap. i woke up with a headache. Sunday, I felt even worse. I had a headache, felt weak, very nauseous, had diarrhea, and was very tired. I slept most of the day and didn’t go to church or anywhere else.

I stopped drinking the tap water and had Bud go to the store to buy bottled drinking water. We are now looking into other ways to bring water into our home, even though we are paying a monthly water bill. It doesn’t make sense. My biggest question is why we weren’t warned before they excessively treated the water?

I am recording this information in hopes that it will prevent harm to others, who are older and more infirm than I, by consuming or bathing in water here in Mammoth.

/s/ Deanna Louise Paine

Staff (851 Posts)

There are news or informational items frequently written by staff or submitted to the Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner, Superior Sun, Pinal Nugget or Oracle Towne Crier for inclusion in our print or digital products. These items are not credited with an author.


facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    Maintenance work on SR 77 (Oracle Road) in Pinal County

    November 21st, 2014
    by

    The Arizona Department of Transportation will be shifting all northbound SR 77 (Oracle Road) traffic onto the left lane of […]


    Work on SR 77 in Catalina, north of Tucson

    November 21st, 2014
    by

    Motorists traveling on State Route 77 (Oracle Road), north of Oro Valley to Catalina, should be aware of the following […]


    Injury Leads AZGFD to Warn Against Walking Dogs Near Javelina, Feeding Them

    November 21st, 2014
    by

    TUCSON – The Arizona Game and Fish Department is investigating a weekend incident in which a resident of Tucson’s northwest […]


    Pinal County’s 1891 Courthouse Having Lights Installed for the Holidays

    November 21st, 2014
    by

    Florence – Pinal County’s Facilities Maintenance Department is getting the 1891 Courthouse in the holiday spirit. Director Tom Celaya and […]


  • Stories Just For You

    Mayor’s Corner: So Where is Kearny?

    November 18th, 2014
    by

    This past weekend I went back to Winslow, where I spent my high school years and where I also served as an Episcopal priest before I moved to Kearny.


    Sheriff, Leave Those Kids Alone

    November 18th, 2014
    by

    This week the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office sent out a press release about a staff assault and “up spike” in incidents at the Sycamore Canyon Academy.


    From the Desk of Supervisor Pete Rios

    November 17th, 2014
    by

    Earlier this week, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu released what could be considered a “frightening and disturbing” account of what […]


    Mayor’s Corner: Kearny Council Welcomes New Member

    November 11th, 2014
    by

    Next Monday, November 17, at 7:30 p.m. the Kearny Town Council will hold its regular meeting, and Nancy Hinojos will be sworn into office as a Council Member.


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather

  • Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin