The Scotsman - - Perspective / Letters To The Editor -

As a res­i­dent of Ayr­shire I can con­firm that the taste of water is ter­ri­ble since they started the new treat­ment process. I won­der how much test­ing has been done at the point of use ie homes.

The Dark One Wasn’t there a scan­dal in the States about this? As far as I re­mem­ber the chlo­rine re­acts with lead in the pipes.

Berlin Calling It’s the acid­ity in the water that dis­solves the lead. As you will be aware, lead is poi­sonous and that’s why we don’t want it in our water sup­ply. There should be very lit­tle lead left in the sys­tem due to the use of plas­tics and lead re­place­ment pro­grammes.

Ali South In Fife the water smells of 100% yes they should. Pets are bet­ter ther­apy than any­one else could pos­si­bly pre­scribe.

Jen­nifer Eadie I won­der how many se­niors refuse to go to care homes be­cause they would lose their pets? My par­ents would not have gone to as­sisted liv­ing if I had not been will­ing to care for their dogs and visit daily.

Lene Holm-band It de­pends on the in­di­vid­ual res­i­dent. If they are able to as­sist in ba­sic care of the pet, why not. If they are bedrid­den then no.

Jac­quelie Elston Great idea, it can be a long day in those places for old.

Steven Davies

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