Nanaimo’s South Fork Dam. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo’s South Fork Dam. (News Bulletin file photo)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Region’s water management worrisome

Is there enough water to support all this development on the mid Island, letter writer asks

To the editor,

Re: Plans come in for shops and hundreds of homes in Lantzville, Oct. 13.

Is anyone thinking about water?

Nanaimo and Parksville seem to be in an aggressive expansion mode, with new subdivisions and apartment blocks. And now there is a proposal for 700 new residential units in Lantzville. Oceanside is a great place to live – but is there enough water to support all this development? Already, summer limits are placed on water usage as soon as gardens need it.

It seems that the region has a growing water management problem which requires a regional solution. Too much reliance on river sources, when there is so much renewable capacity in the inland lakes (Cameron, Horne, Sproat and Great Central).

Tony Eastham, Nanoose Bay

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