TAINTED WATER REMAINS AN ISSUE IN KLAMATH: RESIDENTS ASKING WHY NOTHING IS BEING DONE
Klamath, CA- The controversy continues for a Klamath RV park owner as his tenants continue to pressure him about the quality of their water supply.
Owner Fred Stockett’s court dates keep getting pushed back, and residents say nothing has been fixed.
It’s been eight months since residents at the Arbor Glen RV Park first complained that their water is undrinkable. Resident Paul Eacret told us, "My son, who is 8 months old has been through this whole thing and it's really hard because I don't want him to have to take baths in this water."
The tenants’ lawyer Robert Black said he is here to help. Black added, "the state had already been here. The district attorney had already been here. But the tenants needed someone to speak for them."
Black and his team represent 67 tenants, we asked him why little has been done. Black responded, "One would like to think there is an agency that can step up and do that. But actually there is no agency that has a budget to step-in and redo the water system."
In fact, the state is the licensing agency that allows Arbor Glen to operate but have since pulled Fred Stockett’s license. Black said, "the state came in they took a look at that and they said number one this is not a state approved water system and you are serving too many people to call it a private water system."
Stockett declined to speak with us on camera but did confirm that his Arbor Glen Property is up for auction.
And Black added, "eventually we plan to bring this case to court and let a jury decide what kind of compensation these tenants are entitled to."