Wa­ter an­other rea­son to unite

The Compass - - OPINION -

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

Clarke’s Beach

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