Different year, same water problems

Dear editor,

It’s hard to believe that after the month-long boil water advisory last year that we could be facing the same problem again.

Did no one in authority pay attention to the reason for the problem?

Lousy logging practices. Did all our bureaucrats and elected representatives bury their collective heads in the sand? No one has given any indication that anything was done to address this issue. The only movement by the bureaucracy has been to blow $400,000 on a water study. Who is going to pay for all the bottled water for the hotels and restaurants and other businesses? If I were one of those businesses I would send the bill directly to the regional district. So why are the people in charge so dead set against the obvious solution; a deep water intake into Comox Lake. It would solve a host of problems. I have it on good authority that below a certain depth there would be no turbidity issues. Also because we have so much water we would not have to have draconian water restrictions.

What we the residents use in an entire year, when the rains come, BC Hydro flushes down the river in a day. Why are we not saving all this extra water in some sort of reservoir?

The questions just keep mounting up and we keep being screwed. It’s time the establishment gave us some answers.

R. McCulloch

Area B

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Union Bay water plant now finished

Work allows health authority to lift boil water advisory

Comox’s Kassidy Stewart takes Miss Teen BC title

She is set now to compete in upcoming nationals this summer

Shellfish industry get funds to clean up Baynes Sound and beyond

Businesses can apply to cover half of costs to clean up so-called ‘ghost gear’

Residents want City of Courtenay to move proposed trail route

City says route closer to the shoreline poses number of problems

Comox Valley RCMP looking for missing woman

Ami Guthrie was last seen in Courtenay in early July

B.C. Ferries increasing passenger capacity after COVID-19 restrictions

Transport Canada 50-per-cent limit being phased out, no current plans to provide masks

Amber Alert for two Quebec girls cancelled after bodies found

Romy Carpentier, 6, Norah Carpentier, 11, and their father, Martin Carpentier, missing since Wednesday

B.C. man prepares to be first to receive double-hand transplant in Canada

After the surgery, transplant patients face a long recovery

Grocers appear before MPs to explain decision to cut pandemic pay

Executives from three of Canada’s largest grocery chains have defended their decision to end temporary wage increases

Bringing support to Indigenous students and communities, while fulfilling a dream

Mitacs is a nonprofit organization that operates research and training programs

RCMP ‘disappointed’ by talk that race a factor in quiet Rideau Hall arrest

Corey Hurren, who is from Manitoba, is facing 22 charges

NHL’s Canadian hubs offer little economic benefit, but morale boost is valuable: experts

Games are slated to start Aug. 1 with six Canadian teams qualifying for the 24-team resumption of play

‘Made in the Cowichan Valley’ coming to a wine bottle near you

Cowichan Valley has the honour of being the first sub-GI outside of the Okanagan

Most Read