More questions than answers with water

Dear editor,

We all know, or should know by now, the destruction caused by forestry companies in our watershed.

We also know that our provincial government is responsible for that destruction due to their failure to regulate and control the logging industry. We also know that our regional district has been told to come up with a solution to the turbidity problem caused by this destruction. The apparent solution appears to be a $60 million-plus filtration system. Having stated the above I have several questions. Will this filtration system include a deep water intake into Comox Lake? If it does not we will still have no control over our water supply and we will still be dependent on water volumes at the dam.

Why have we not heard one word from our MLA regarding this serious problem? He appears to be the invisible man, only showing up for photo ops and paydays. How about some information on what steps, if any, are being taken by our provincial government to prevent further problems.

I also wonder what our local First Nations people have done to address this travesty in our watershed. If anybody has the clout to initiate or force a solution it would be them.

These questions deserve answers now, not somewhere down the road after we have spent all this money. And what assurances do we have that this will solve the problem especially if the logging companies continue to operate in the same fashion?

Rob McCulloch

Area B

 

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