CVRD water czar not open to reasonable options

Dear editor,

When Mr. Nichol states that area B residents are not happy with the current system of billing for water usage, that is pretty much the understatement of the century.

Although I realize that our area B rep can only speak for area B, area A and C residents feel the same as us.

The current base monthly rate for water was set, according to what Mr. Rutten (senior manager of engineering services) said at the meeting where the rates were presented, to reflect the cost of water plus the cost of maintaining the system. Based on Mr. Rutten’s statement at that time, the second tier charge is just a money grab by the CVRD, and to come out and say that the extra charge will reduce the water use is “big brother knows best” BS.

The simple fact is Mr. Rutten is not now and has never been open to change of any kind including billing once a year for water use, which, by the way, would save the CVRD money, certainly for postage and the number of times the meters would have to be read. No has been the only answer from this person since our right to choose was taken from us by the previous elected rural reps. If Mr. Nichol succeeds in his bid for a little common sense to be shown by this bureaucrat it will be tantamount to moving a small mountain. I wish him nothing but good luck in this endeavour.

Rob McCulloch

Area B

 

 

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