Water conservation measures lack logic

So far, none of the businesses, companies or city government seems to think they have any responsibility when it comes to conserving.

To the Editor,

Re: Let’s try harder to turn off taps, Editorial, July 2.

The paper is constantly warning of water shortages and we the residents are being asked to conserve, which I have no problem with. I have been conserving water since the early ’70s. Yet the city is going ahead with the slip-and-slide.

The editorial says if we are good little boys and girls, maybe it will be OK to give away our money to an outside company for profit for the privilege of being able to waste the water we so desperately need. I spoke with the mayor who informed me we were not in crisis yet. So we can afford to sell the water. When I tried to talk with him about the issue of the slip-and-slide he accused me of not wanting the kids to have fun. What kind of convoluted logic is going on here?

So far, none of the businesses, companies or city government seems to think they have any responsibility when it comes to conserving.

John TallerinoNanaimo


To the Editor,

With the record-breaking temperatures we have been facing this spring and now leading into summer, it appears we will be facing some strict regulations on watering. I myself have decided to keep the flower pots to a minimum and only water the few I have in the evening with a watering can. Yes, my lawn is brown and very unattractive. But a small price to pay in the big picture of what may be to come. My beef is the city allowing permits to some. When I enquired, I was told it is for those who are doing landscaping or have new grass. The property in question seems to have neither.

As well, an educated person knows that watering in the hotest points of day defeats the purpose completely. If these people must water, then why not at least water in the evenings or early morning? Just saying.

Linda Smithvia e-mail

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