Comox Valley water source needs to be managed

Dear editor,

The June 6 writer (Have Your Say) who outlined the water situation in the Comox Valley was right on the mark!

Dear editor,

The June 6 writer (Have Your Say) who outlined the water situation in the Comox Valley was right on the mark!

Rural gardeners are surcharged for irresponsible use of water while their neighbours in Comox and Courtenay use as much as they want on a low annual rate.

Car washes pay less than rural folks who beautify their neighbourhoods with a bit of green and flowers.

It is time to have a local water board that will direct the rates for all consumers and provide water to all Comox Valley residents who need the service.

All users need to pay for this, just like BC Hydro and Fortis — a common rate for the service.

The CVRD has zero credibility when there are water releases for kayakers, followed by sprinkling restrictions. Comox Lake is a very valuable resource — it needs to be managed.

Phil Harrison,

Little River

 

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