Re: Chlorination here to stay in White Rock, March 18.
The possibility of White Rock water being chlorinated is enraging citizens. I believe Epcor had this in mind since it bought the business, and its suspicion of E. coli in the Merklin reservoir was an alarmist fabrication with chlorination the goal.
From the first reported incident of contamination in the water Epcor flailed about, supposedly searching for the source of the trouble and in the end came up with bird droppings as the answer. It is not possible that bird droppings can cause E. coli or any other contamination fatal to human health.
Epcor, the Albertan company, wants to expand. Once it has harmonized its product with Vancouver (Surrey’s supplier), it will be in position to compete for customers and creep north.
Chlorination costs money and we will all help boost Epcor’s bottom line by paying for something we don’t want while Epcor saves money by abandoning costly testing.
That Fraser Health can decide whether or not we drink treated water is an abomination. A strong enough opposition from enough citizens could halt this in its tracks.
Mary Garner, White Rock