Letters to the Editor

Regional water strategy needs to be complete

To the Editor,

During the election, Lantzville announced that it had the funding from a developer to pay for water for the community.

In previous letters to the editor and politician statements, there was a call for a regional water strategy.

As a Nanaimo taxpayer, I think the regional water strategy should be completed before agreeing to sell our water to anyone.

Once it starts flowing, we cannot stop it.

I also heard that the amount to be charged to Lantzville is going to be the same as the Nanaimo water DCC. Why should we charge the same when Nanaimo residents provide a subsidy to water DCCs of 25 per cent?

Why should we subsidize Lantzville? They are getting water for free through a developer so charge them full rate.

As a resident of Nanaimo, I do not want my tax money going to subsidize other people’s bad decisions.

G. Gomerich

Nanaimo

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Snow-clearing in Abbotsford costs $55,000 a day
 
Students start volunteering by raising donations for Abbotsford Food Bank
 
Three hurt in dramatic Surrey truck accident
B.C. to add rural ambulance resources
 
Bublé pops in at RCMP open house
 
Elderly man walks away from plane crash in Chilliwack
Election 2014: Kristine Ketter seeks seat on Langley Board of Education
 
Remembering those who have fallen in the line of duty
 
Kelvin dad to run for school trustee

Community Events, September 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Sep 30 edition online now. Browse the archives.