West Goshen pipeline to bring safe drinking water

Posted on Mar 20, 2014

West Goshen pipeline to bring safe drinking water

Lewis Griswold, Fresno Bee

WEST GOSHEN — When Ron Summers turned on the faucet in his home this week, no water came out.

Summers, a board member of West Goshen Mutual Water Company, soon learned that the well serving the rural Tulare County community had stopped working again.

But even if the water had flowed, Summers wouldn’t have poured himself a glassful — it’s been unsafe to drink for more than a year.

Now, thanks to geography, government money and good intentions, water quality and supply problems bedeviling the community of 80 homes are about to become history. Continue reading