No need for Stage 2 water restrictions

Dear editor,

Once again the regional district water wizard is showing his total rejection of common sense regarding the implementation of Stage 2 water restrictions.

I would like to comment on the statement that there is more water going out of the lake than is going in. Really? What a concept. Why, you would almost think it could be summer.

Just in case the wizard has forgotten, it happens every bloody year. While it is true that without a deep water intake only approximately 15 feet can be used, we in the Comox Valley use a minuscule portion of the available water.

If every person on the water system turned on their taps 24/7 for a year the water level in the lake would not fall four inches. Think about this and do the math: 16.1 square kilometres and 10cms deep. The amount of water will boggle your mind.

The statement that we must cut back by going to Stage 2 restrictions with a virtually full lake is absurd. Mr. Rutten, give your head a shake. You’re just fear mongering and should be ashamed of yourself.

Rob McCulloch

Area B

 

Just Posted

Girl heard saying ‘Help my Dad’ in suspicious radio message: Campbell River RCMP

Police asking for help following mysterious signals from somewhere between Comox and Sayward

Comox Valley child gets dream vacation from Make-A-Wish Foundation

Elliot Hunter went to Disneyland and met Lightning McQueen

UPDATED: Two vehicles seen leaving bloody scene of Courtenay shooting

32-year-old victim in stable condition and known to police

Courtenay to host the BC Regionals FireFit Championships

‘Toughest two minutes in sports’ coming to the Comox Valley

Spring fishery closures mulled for south coast

Fewer fish are returning to rivers and more conservation needed, say feds

National Energy Board approves Trans Mountain pipeline again

Next step includes cabinet voting on the controversial expansion

Reports of rashes prompt closure of all Harrison Hot Springs pools

Public pool available after Fraser Health shut down all five mineral pools until further notice

Two more measles cases confirmed in Vancouver

It brings the number of total cases within the city connected to the outbreak to ten

B.C. Special Olympics officially underway in Vernon

Athlete’s Oath: “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

Vancouver Aquarium wants your help to name a baby killer whale

The public helped name Springer’s first calf, Spirit, and is being asked to help with the second

Guards protest firing of fellow officers charged with assault at B.C. prison

Corrections officers demonstrated in Maple Ridge on Friday afternoon

Skier dies at Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Cause of death for young man has not been released

R. Kelly charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse

R&B star has been accused of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls for years

Most Read