There is weakness in numbers as well - like what is happening in the 750-resident village of Forestville.
Last week, a resident attended a Village Board meeting with a jar of discolored water from her faucet. Despite complaints, leaders in the village had no answers, but plenty of excuses. Adding to the frustration is the village Streets Supervisor William Bentzoni refuses to attend public meetings though he holds a salaried position.
Forestville leaders refuse to be a part of a regional district but cannot overcome its water woes with two employees. That, without question, is a disservice to the residents who are footing the bill.