To the Editor,
Re: ‘Blue Community’ plans sunk, May 22.
Being the ‘voice in the wilderness’ is difficult, but the fact is I require bottled water to remain healthy.
Having extremely high blood aluminum levels means that on doctor’s orders I must use water completely free of all metals and chemicals, for drinking and cooking.
Usually this means distilled water, though reverse osmosis from a reputable source can be used.
Distilled water comes in bottles which are then recycled.
There is a 20-cent refundable bottle fee per bottle plus a five-cent environmental fee which is not recoverable and amounts to a water tax.
Reverse osmosis water is bought from a machine where you can provide your own container.
If safe drinking water is recognized as a basic human right, does this include water that is safe enough for those of us with medical issues?
Reverse osmosis water filtration machines at public facilities would achieve this. Otherwise such water needs to be available in bottles.