Editor, Casa Grande Dispatch:
It is very unfortunate when people write letters to the editor with incorrect information. This has happened twice in the last few weeks regarding the Evergreen irrigation issue.
Mr. Parks stated the ridiculous amount of $1 million being spent. Where in the world did he come up with that number? Mr. Parks, if you want to be one of the "select citizens" who benefit from the Evergreen irrigation, it's pretty simple: Purchase a property in the Evergreen District. Houses are sold here occasionally. We purchased our property 59 years ago because of the trees and the lush green yards. There have been times in the past few years when it cost well over $100 each time we flooded the yard, but it's worth it to us. Unfortunately, some folks have found it necessary to discontinue the irrigation because of the expense.
In warm weather, we flood every two weeks. Besides the irrigation, like everyone else, we also have a water bill from Arizona Water Company. Don't worry, Mrs. Feliz, we have been paying our "fair share" for a lot longer than you have.
Through the years, we and other "users" have paid thousands of dollars to replace and repair the pump, well and delivery system.
Mr. Parks mentioned that he didn't understand the agreement between the city and the users. That information is available if one is really interested in learning about it. There are no secrets here.
Some folks seem to have the attitude, "If I don't have it, I don't want to pay for those who do." Have you thought about all the facilities in the city that you pay for and possibly don't even use? For example, the golf course, swimming pool, library and the new multimillion-dollar Community Recreation Center. We and many other seniors don't use any of those, but we gladly pay our "fair share."