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Summary of Meeting on Feb 11th

After the meeting we found that it’s SO MUCH WORSE than we thought. The City is doing a procedure called ice pigging that pushes ice through the pipes to clean the resin out. They are spending almost a half million dollars to do this to only 8% of our community. The portion they are doing is going to be their “guinea pig” to see if it’ll work. They have  no idea if it will or not and they said at the meeting on Feb. 11th they  have no back up plan. It’ll take 33 days to get that 8% of Saint Cloud  done. The kicker is they aren’t going to clean the main pipes leading into the places they are ice pigging. So  they are going to spend a half million to clean pipes that still have  dirty pipes feeding into them. 🤔 That doesn’t seem very smart does it?  They said the main pipes are too big to ice pig with the equipment they are using.   


The worst part is they can’t measure the amount of resin that is in our  water. Even if they could there’s no standard for what’s safe to drink.  There were people at the meeting with stained  appliances, toilets, clothes and it won’t come out at all. What do you think it’s doing to their kidneys and  liver? People have been talking about health issues and itching and burning skin too. It’s unbelievable. The health department says the water is safe to drink, because there is no known test for this resin. It’s a fairly new water treatment process. Before this it was never  intentionally added to water at a water treatment plant. Even then it was never supposed to leak into the drinking water. According to DEP they haven’t even created  a standard yet of what’s a safe amount to drink. We are literally  the first round of people using it.  CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FULL MEETING.

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The Story

This site is not affiliated with the City of Saint Cloud or Saint Cloud Utilities in any way. This page is the residents trying to inform other residents of what is going on.

In 2006 Saint Cloud changed their water treatment process to a magnetic ion ex- change (MIEX®) treatment process. Click here for more info This process started in Australia in 2002. Although this process had already started being used in the US, we were the largest of its kind in the nation. Click here for more info about the MIEX treatment process.

The process adds resin (that is still being bought from Australia) to our water at the treatment plant, and it is supposed to magnetically attach to the large particles in the water. Once attached it makes them heavy, so they sink to the bottom of a tank called a polisher. Clean water is at the top and that is the only thing that is supposed to go to the homes.  Unfortunately, the polishers at the Saint Cloud treatment plant were made of aluminum instead of stainless steel. The polishers had cracks in them, and this resin has been leaking into our drinking water. According to DEP there is no test to find out how much of this resin is in our water. They also said even if there was a test to see how much is in it, there are no standards to say how much is safe to drink. There are only 70 of these plants in the entire world, and there's no way to know what this resin can do to our bodies. We are the guinea pigs to find out what health risks this can cause. We are working to demand that the City of Saint Cloud fix this as soon as possible.

Events

10/16/2019

Meeting with City of St. Cloud Environmental Utilities Dept.

6:30 PM - 7:30 pm

Saint Cloud Community Center 3101 17th St.

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10/16/2019

Meeting with City of St. Cloud Environmental Utilities Dept.

The residents finally get a meeting to find out what is going on with our water. In the past the City of St. Cloud has pretty much told resi...

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6:30 PM - 7:30 pm

Saint Cloud Community Center 3101 17th St.

10/17/2019

Sent email to DEP (Department of Environmental Protection)

3:35 pm

10/17/2019

Sent email to DEP (Department of Environmental Protection)

3:35 pm

10/18/2019

Received email from DEP stating they are investigating the complaint.

2:02 PM

10/18/2019

Received email from DEP stating they are investigating the complaint.

2:02 PM

10/18/2019

City of Saint Cloud posts on their website.

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10/18/2019

City of Saint Cloud posts on their website.

Thank you for your attempt at "damage control" City of Saint Cloud. It's too late and we've heard this story before. We've all heard it for ...

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10/22/2019

Email back from Dep they will be checking water tomorrow.

12:24 PM

10/22/2019

Email back from Dep they will be checking water tomorrow.

12:24 PM

10/22/2019

Letter from DEP stating they will be meeting with Water Supplier

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10/22/2019

Letter from DEP stating they will be meeting with Water Supplier

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10/30/2019

Results for bacteria (not for other contaminants)

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10/30/2019

Results for bacteria (not for other contaminants)

So they tested the lines for bacteria. The question we need to ask is did they test for resin and metals. We are contacting them to find tha...

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10/30/2019

DEP says no test exists to see how much MIEX resin is in our water.

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10/30/2019

DEP says no test exists to see how much MIEX resin is in our water.

Rep from DEP says that there is no test to see how much MIEX resin is in our water. Even if there was there are no standards to how much we ...

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11/27/19

Meeting with the Mayor of Saint Cloud

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11/27/19

Meeting with the Mayor of Saint Cloud

We are hoping to get support from our local Mayor . We will update you on what he says after the meeting.


UPDATE: We talked with the Mayor an...

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12/14/19

Osceola News Gazette Article

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12/14/19

Osceola News Gazette Article

Osceola News Gazette helped us get the word out about our water. Thank you Terry Lloyd!!! 

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01/08/20

Meeting Date is set to 6:30 PM Feb 11th at City Hall

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01/08/20

Meeting Date is set to 6:30 PM Feb 11th at City Hall

Letter from the Mayor's office we will have a question and answer forum at the Saint Cloud City Hall 1300 Ninth Street St. Cloud Building A,...

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02/11/20

Water meeting at City Hall

6:30 Pm - 8:30 PM

City Hall

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02/11/20

Water meeting at City Hall

The utility  company presented an update to the residents. CLICK HERE TO SEE VIDEO

6:30 Pm - 8:30 PM

City Hall

02/13/2020

City Council Meeting

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

City Hall

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02/13/2020

City Council Meeting

We provided a summary of the Feb 11th meeting at the Council Meeting. CLICK HERE TO SEE VIDEO.

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

City Hall