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Help your neighbor overcome drought

County emergency managers recently began meeting with trustees, water company officials and many public agencies to find ways out from under the oppression of this summer’s drought.

Thursday, September 16, 1999

County emergency managers recently began meeting with trustees, water company officials and many public agencies to find ways out from under the oppression of this summer’s drought.

They formed the Water Management Task Force, made plans to install public accessible water taps to keep residents supplied during the winter, and applied for emergency grants.

But the task force recognized above all that the greatest help to people does not always come through grants or donations.

It comes from good old fashioned neighborly attitudes.

The task force’s Neighbor Helping Neighbor campaign strives to impress on those who have ample supplies of water to share what they have with their friends and next-door neighbors.

If your well isn’t dry, then you’re lucky. So, why not share the water wealth.

If you have public water service and can afford it, let someone who’s having trouble washing clothes come over every now and then.

As an old saying points out, no person is an island.

Together, we have overcome obstacles like tyranny and continue to fight for healthy public schools.

And if we can do that, then joining the fight against drought should be easy.

Take a little time today to find out what you can do. Then knock on your neighbor’s door.