Nesquehoning resident Tom Merman has not given up on his quest to find out about metering the wells in the community.

At Monday night's meeting of the Nesquehoning Borough Water Authority, Merman did not get a chance to ask the big question once again. The authority's solicitor Robert Yurchak spoke up first notifying Merman and the board that there is an ordinance requiring metering of all water wells in the borough. "But it's up to the borough council to enforce the law," said Atty. Yurchak.

Merman replied, "They should not be controlling the water authority, you should be controlling them." He wants "all" the wells metered so that the water authority will then know how much water is being used. He said especially during the drought season when others are restricted on water usage.

Frank Parano said there is a meeting of the Carbon County Drought Task Force this Wednesday. Parano serves on the board. He asked Merman if he wants the water authority to be the watch dogs.

Board president David Hawk reminded Merman that Nesquehoning does have ordinances in town. Merman said he is looking for protection for everyone.

In other related news, the authority will wait to patch the holes on the road going to the tank and water plant until next year. They said that drainage is a real problem there and it needs to be addressed along with improving the condition of the road. This will be put in the budget for next year.