Pathetic lack of action



Another Coast Reporter page last week filled mostly with letters about our water supply situation.

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Letters are a wonderful way to let off steam (as I am doing) but to what effect? It is clear to me that the SCRD board and staff are blind to what they might read and deaf to what they might hear on the topic of water storage and supply.

Given where we live, there is no reason whatsoever that we should ever be on anything but Stage 1 normal water use. Sadly, that is not the case, thanks to continued and continual mismanagement and incompetence.

Blaming the current Stage 4 on a lack of rain is a poor, invalid, pathetic excuse for inaction, and applying Stage 4 to farmers and food crops lacks any semblance of common sense. As I write, the Coast Reporter poll shows 86 per cent for a removal of the ban for food crops. Will the SCRD take note? I doubt it – that would be utterly inconsistent with their behaviour to date.

Any decision to do something about water storage and supply is better than no decision at all. One can only shake one’s head in disbelief at the lack of action.

Why should I do as I am told and reduce my water consumption when those responsible for water supply continue to ignore what I and fellow Coast residents have been saying for years. Fix the problem, and do it now!

Buzz Bennett, Gibsons

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