Get your story out

Breaking from our usual Lakeland specific news, I want to direct you to a recent post in Polk Voice that highlights that site’s need.

A Winter Haven resident, having problems with her local water company, took her case to the public today. In a post, “Opinion: Problems with City of Winter Haven Water Department,” Amie Pewitt detailed a problem she’s had with her water consumption.

Simply put, Pewitt says she doesn’t use as much water as the city believes she uses. This paragraph was especially thought provoking,

So, I called the water department again on August 21, 2007 to inform them that my meter had yet to be read again and I was given every excuse in the book as to why it hadn’t. Mainly that the City of Winter Haven is so far behind they just have no idea when they will get to me.

Not too long ago Pewitt would have kept her dilemma to herself. In her post, she mentions contacting the media. I like better what she chose to do: take the story public herself.

That’s the beauty of Polk Voice. With no instruction, and little investment in time, you can present your story to quite a few people in our community.

I look forward to hearing how this story resolves.

Due to the way Polk Voice assigns bylines, it looks as though Polk Voice Editor Rachel Pleasant wrote the story. The text is directly from an email Pewitt sent the site.

2 thoughts on “Get your story out

  1. Hurray for her for getting attention to her plight! So many times it seems like only the huge issues get heard and what seems small to a city, may have the biggest impact on one family.
    Way to go.

  2. Hurray for her for getting attention to her plight! So many times it seems like only the huge issues get heard and what seems small to a city, may have the biggest impact on one family.
    Way to go.

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