Olalla resident wishes to see water issues resolved

I’ve watched two full moons since I’ve been put on a boil water notice in Olalla

To the Editor:

I’ve watched two full moons since I’ve been put on a boil water notice. Our small community of Olalla consists of elderly and disabled residents. We don’t have a grocery store here. Transportation for most of us is difficult.

With this boil water request many of us have found that our health problems have become unbearable. I know personally it has become an extreme inconvenience when I am not well, i.e. a horrible cough where I’ve had cough attacks to the point that breathing has stopped and I am choking and gagging leaning over the sink wishing for a drink of water and can’t have one. It’s gotten bad enough that I’m vomiting, the lining of my stomach is justification  for me writing this.

I’m sure others have experienced the same or worse situations. The last I heard is there is no one taking care of Olalla’s water district. Strangely, I know all residents here have paid their water bill annually and consistently.

Where has that money gone? My slogan says, if we need a new well, then fix it!


Doris and Angel Jekel, Olalla



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