Lynda Hornby says she is tired of having to buy bottled water due to the poor quality of that flowing from her White Rock taps. (File photo)

LETTERS: Too long a wait for healthy water

Editor: We continue to pay for noxious groundwater in our city, both monetarily and with our health.


We continue to pay for noxious groundwater in our city, both monetarily and with our health.

Now we have to pay as the city takes its citizens to court to fight disclosing the truth of what’s behind the acquisition of this toxic utility. How bold is that?

This city does not look after its citizens. It hides its transactions and wants to make us continue to wait until 2019 to have acceptable drinking water.

I am utterly fed up with lugging home boxed and bottled water. Manganese is toxic. It affects children’s mental performance, as studies have shown. As an educator, that worries me. As for arsenic, other than being declared, in general terms, as a carcinogen by the WHO, it has made the list of “endocrine-disrupting chemicals,” a harmful group of substances that include phthalates, PCBs, BPA, and DDT, and other metals such as lead, mercury and cadmium.

Where is Fraser Health in all of this? Why has it not given orders to hook us up to Metro Vancouver water? This waiting and waiting for years for some kind of treatment plant, during which time we are expected to ingest this unhealthy water, does not make sense if they purport to be the guardians of our health and safety. It would be interesting to know if Peace Arch Hospital uses White Rock water or is hooked up to Metro Vancouver.

Right now our community is being defined as “My City By The Sea.”

Given the issues it currently faces, “WRONG!” – “White Rock Opposing Noxious Groundwater” – is a more apt description of where we stand and what’s under us.

Lynda Hornby, White Rock

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