When we moved to Sechelt three and a half years ago, I had no idea what short-sighted politicians were elected in this area. Water is an essential component required for ongoing development. With all of the wonderful natural aspects of life on the Sunshine Coast, development is going to continue. Why would elected officials not realize that a larger and secure water source is required?
The voting public’s turndown of financing for water meters should be a clear indication that the electors want water not water meters. Water meters will not increase the capacity of Chapman Lake. The SCRD should hire professionals to propose and cost out a solution for our water supply. This water supply must be for now and well into the future. I do not know if Mr. Goudie’s suggestion of Clowhom Lake is the answer, but I do agree that a public referendum on a better water supply solution may be the best way to make a decision for the elected officials who cannot see their way out of our water problem. Once we have a viable water supply, then we can consider water meters.
Brian Hulme, Sechelt