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March 24, 2013

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Each Monday, The Herald Bulletin publishes “You Said It,” a compilation of reader comments from www.theheraldbulletin coupled with responses by the newspaper’s editorial board.

Officials express qualified support for proposed Anderson reservoir. (Article published March 16)

  •  ““Horrible, horrible, horrible idea.”
  •  “Build? This isn’t about building. It is a valley, you do not dig a reservoir. You flood a valley, and it fills up. Why it would be great just to stick it where there is nothing, but that can’t and won’t happen.”
  • “This is a good thing for Anderson and I think it’s selfish of people to justify not doing this because of some houses and empty buildings.”
  •  “Do you realize this would create one of the largest public works projects in Indiana since the 1970s. I don’t believe in magic. I believe in progress and hard work. If you are not moving forward then you are falling behind. I have watched Anderson decay and be further hindered by ‘Not In My Back Yard.’”
  • “Why? Water will be a major issue in the future. It will never be cheaper than today to do this type project. I would say wise idea if it can be paid for by all the cities, towns and counties affected.”
  • “Anderson is no different than a thousand other cities in the United States. We put all of our eggs in the non-skilled production basket. It worked for three decades. Then that basket broke. The world changed. That model didn’t fit the new world and Anderson did not adapt quickly enough and was left behind. Anderson will need to re-invent itself if we are going to move forward. This proposal is just that, a proposal. It is putting an idea out there and trying to see where it goes. If people don’t think this will work, that’s fine. However, come up and make a better proposal instead of tearing down the ones that are out there.”

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