Water another reason to unite
As I write this letter on Monday night, the rain falling outside, I think about how better off we would all be if we came together as a community. We could get rid of the small town politics that so often is called into play in our towns.
Towns from Brigus to South River share a common water supply with plenty of water. Our Town of Clarke’s Beach has a great supply of water on the hill. North River is not serviced by town water, but has a big pond just waiting to be tapped into (Snow’s Pond).
Meanwhile, our friends just over the hill in Bay Roberts have a problem with water. Why? I think we would all agree that our climate has changed. We get more rain then our drains can handle on times, but not enough to keep our water reservoirs full when we have a dry spell.
From the end of the water line in South River to the top of North River Hill and the Bay Roberts water line is maybe two miles or so. If only all three water lines were connected, with North River connected to Snow’s Pond included in the system. What a water supply we would have.
All we have to do is come together as a community serving our townspeople with one goal in mind — to do what is right for our people. We live in one of the fastest growing areas of our province. It’s time to think outside the box and start building for the future.
Town of Conception Bay North. Doesn’t sound too bad to me. Frank Evely Sr. writes from