LETTERS: Choice leaves bad taste

Re: Water concerns rising, July 22. Is anyone else concerned about this?


Re: Water concerns rising, July 22.

Is anyone else concerned about this?

Dan Bottrill, chief administrative officer, is quoted as saying, “we are aware that Well 6, at the Merklin site, is above the maximum concentration level (of arsenic).”

Arsenic is in our water?  Now, that’s scary.

Yes, I am aware that six wells are all contributing to our supply of water – but we don’t know exactly how much arsenic is contained in each well to begin with. My intuition is telling me that this is being downplayed to the max.

As usual, we are getting tidbits of information only when we push for it. Is this at all connected to rampant building of mega houses and condo developments and just generally bad city management of our resources? One wonders.

I just did something I said I would never do – I went to Wal-Mart and bought $25 worth of bottled water.  Apparently, your everyday water filters are not sufficient to deal with arsenic and manganese. These are plastic water bottles, of course, so I have had to weigh the benefits, or lack thereof, of plastic in my water or arsenic and manganese in my water. Never did I think I would ever have to make that choice.

I also now have to deal with dozens of plastic bottles. I will recycle them – but that’s not the point.

Again, I will ask: what is going on?

Debbie Laturnus, White Rock



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