Briefing Room: Summerset appeal set, Inspection program on the horizon, water progress

The latest on City Hall’s Summerset code enforcement appeal, rental inspections, and water problems.

Taking Care of Business: Water in NE Fresno

10.) Tommy Esqueda, director of the city’s Department of Public Utilities, told me on Thursday that the number of problematic kitchen sinks in Northeast Fresno is now three. The number earlier in the week was four.


11.) These sinks, of course, are among the relatively small number of household fixtures that have tested above the federal action level for lead. Kitchen sinks are an important yardstick in City Hall’s efforts to fix the water problem because that’s where family members typically get a glass of water.

12.) Four kitchen sinks before; three kitchen sinks now. That may not sound like much of improvement. But it’s a big step in the right direction. Attrition is the name of the game when it comes to meeting this water-quality challenge. Esqueda and his team are whittling away at the problem.

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