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If it's broke, you should fix it
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This week the Newton County Water Authority said it wants to sit down with the county and work on a solution to a problem before taking on a new venture. We believe this meeting should happen.

Here at The News we have looked into every way we can think of to bring Newton County news, information and entertainment in the best way we can. We didn’t just invest in a new source for sharing the news, we constantly are willing to retool and do what’s right for our readers and owners. Whether that is enhancing an existing website, combining products into a more comprehensive Sunday package, transferring our efforts into a something more compatible to the digital age or look into a new issue that effects Newton County citizens, we have put in the research and the effort.

Wednesday the water authority announced it was doing the same.

It said Newton County should investigate alleged infrastructural weaknesses in its current system before deciding on if and when to build another water system.

Our question is: Why not see this through?

The cliché is “if it isn’t broke don’t fix it.” That’s because it’s well known if something is broken, you should fix it.
If after every attempt to come up with the best and most financially responsible solution has failed, then what’s best for the county should be done, including if that means investing in a new reservoir.

Our advice to the county is to take in all the research you can. If our word isn’t good enough, then perhaps the words of Thomas Jefferson will be:

“Whenever the people are well informed, they can be trusted with their own government; that whenever things go wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them to rights.”