LETTERS: Water concerns

Letter writers address water issues in the City of White Rock.

Editor:

Recent testing results of our White Rock water have showed acceptable limits for arsenic have been exceeded in some of our wells.

For this reason, I would suggest that residents buy bottled water for their drinking and cooking needs.

I have been using bottled water for the last few months and it looks like I will have to keep doing this until 2019 which is when the City of White Rock will have their filtration plant up and running.

Patricia Kealy, White Rock

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I never was very good at math, so maybe you can help me out.

I caught something in PAN regarding upgrades to the White Rock waterworks. Something about $14 million for upgrades and chlorination, plus a suggested $23 million purchase price (editor’s note – the city has only been told the final price was to be arbitrated), I come up with a total cost to taxpayers of $44 million.

The idea of a $44 million price tag for a water system in White Rock is, quite simply, an idea that is too stupid for words. This is like parking a Rolls Royce in a trailer park.

Barry Gaudin, White Rock

 

 

 

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