Wa­ter qual­ity an im­por­tant is­sue

The Compass - - EDITORIAL OPINION -

Dear edi­tor,

What an ar­ti­cle (“ Wa­ter woes and more in Cupids,” March 22 edi­tion of The Com­pass) on the state of wa­ter in these towns. I’m glad we are get­ting wa­ter from a pond high on a hill over­look­ing our town, where not much can get into it ex­cept by na­ture.

All this brings me back to a time when we had a study done in this area on our wa­ter sys­tems. There was a con­sen­sus at the time that a wa­ter op­er­a­tor or one highly ed­u­cated or trained per­son would over­see the op­er­a­tions of our wa­ter sys­tems. This is not un­com­mon since it is done on the west coast of our prov­ince, from Cow Head to St. Paul’s.

The is­sue of safe drink­ing wa­ter is far too im­por­tant not give it the best pos­si­ble at­ten­tion avail­able and be treated as such. Towns do their best. But some­one has to be re­spon­si­ble for mak­ing sure our wa­ter sup­plies are pro­tected and our sys­tems are main­tained in a pro­fes­sional manor.

This can be done. If a num­ber of towns worked to­gether this can work as it does in other ar­eas.

Frank Evely, Clarke’s Beach

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