Morehead City Plans To Build Water Tower

One town's plan to improve water pressure has some people boiling mad, they're not happy about the plans for a new water tower.

Some in the South Shores Subdivision of Morehead City are upset about the city's plans for building a new water tower on Country Club Drive. That's according to the Carteret News Times.

The paper says the goal of the water tower is to improve water pressure, create a back up supply of water in case there's a line break and better fire protection and water quality in northeastern Morehead City.

Some residents say the water tower will be an eye sore.

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  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Dec 19, 2011 at 01:00 PM
    Actually, this is the kind of service that area really needs. At least, it isn't a sulfur smelting plant. I cannot think of a single reason a water tower would be anything but a plus for the residents. Sounds like it might create some jobs too.
  • by MHC Resident on Dec 19, 2011 at 07:09 AM
    I'd rather have a thousand water towers than one sulfur plant. My house is just down the road from the proposed water tower location. Don't have an issue with it at all. The question I have is since our "buddy" Jerry spent all our water department moneys on abandoned waterfront property, where is the money going to come from to pay for the new water tower? Increased water bills? You bet. All you folks who voted Jerry back in, expect to see his thank you letter in a bigger water bill coming to your mailbox soon.
  • by Brookewoods Location: Morehead City on Dec 19, 2011 at 06:48 AM
    I live in Brookewoods, the neighborhood across from South Shores and beside the lot where they want to put the water tower. Aesthetics aside, the biggest issue to me is the people that have to see it do not have access to it. We all have wells and septic systems...not to mention the closest fire hydrant is outside of our neighborhood. We have been told they have no plans to change any of that. so why should we have to see it if we don't benefit from it.
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      by VA on Dec 19, 2011 at 09:09 AM in reply to Brookewoods
      If this is true, then I wish WITN would post details like this in the story. I was with most of the posts about people sucking it up and quit whining, but I'd be opposed, too, if it was build in my neighborhood and had no benefit to me.
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      by Formerly O.L.I. on Dec 19, 2011 at 01:03 PM in reply to Brookewoods
      Consider this; your well water absolutely has to be softened in some way; I know the quality of water on the coast isn't the greatest. Perhaps, after the tower is in place, the water company will provide a service that you could at last tap into for a monthly fee for a cleaner source of water; that which you wouldn't have to provide a home softener for. It could be a good thing for you.
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        by MHC Resident on Dec 20, 2011 at 03:12 AM in reply to Formerly O.L.I.
        Are you getting city water? I am and I can tell you it is the nastiest water I've ever seen. Even with a water softener (which I have) it leaves yellow stains on everything. People make fun of the water in Mexico, it's even worse here in Morehead City.
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          by excuse me on Dec 28, 2011 at 06:21 AM in reply to MHC Resident
          Price you have to pay to live on the coast OR you could move.....back NORTH. The water in MHC is no where like Mexico. Get real dude
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          by MHC Resident on Dec 28, 2011 at 10:54 AM in reply to MHC Resident
          @excuse me - You ever been to Mexico? I have and it's a lot cleaner than this crud we get here. And all that crud in the water is thanks to PCS Phosphate up in Aurora.
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          by excuse me on Dec 29, 2011 at 06:23 AM in reply to MHC Resident
          Nah....only MHC Residents have the funds to travel to Mexico....Hope everyone can see the mentally of these people. I've sure drank the water in MHC for the past 50 years and I'm still here to talk about it.
  • by Alan on Dec 19, 2011 at 06:15 AM
    A water tower would look much better than some parts of Country Club road.
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      by excuse me on Dec 31, 2011 at 12:46 PM in reply to Alan
      Tell us about the other parts to Country Club Road? The part you forgot to mention.
  • by excuse me on Dec 19, 2011 at 06:14 AM
    Doesn't the name of the Road give you some idea of the ones protesting the idea?
  • by Anonymous on Dec 19, 2011 at 05:32 AM
    Public health and safety trump beautification, they can paint the lower half sand and the top half sky blue. Problem solved. ;)
  • by Kimo Location: Belhaven on Dec 19, 2011 at 05:17 AM
    Do you suppose this is the NIMBY syndrome (Not In My Back Yard) or the BANANA syndrome (Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anybody) at work. Either way it sounds like a bunch of idiots protesting. Maybe we should save the "tower money" and let 'em all drill wells to get their water??
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      by Anonymous on Dec 19, 2011 at 06:32 AM in reply to Kimo
      well said!
  • by Anonymous on Dec 19, 2011 at 04:55 AM
    suck it up people, I would rather have more fire protection and water pressurethen worring about an "eyesore" water tower.
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      by 250 on Dec 19, 2011 at 08:36 AM in reply to
      About time Morehead City comes on line. Welcome to the "change " the rest of us have been getting slapped in the face with. Now you can join the little clique in the corner and Hope for the change in 2012 like the rest of us. Merry Christmas Morehead.
  • by Big Sister Location: Tyrrell County on Dec 19, 2011 at 04:21 AM
    Amazing how soon we forget how thankful we should be living here in the USA. A water tower nearby may mean the difference in life and death during a fire. Just think which would you rather have a view or your family? Have Merry Christmas and God Bless:)

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