Lake water quality an ongoing concern

For seven years the Official Community Plan Committee has worked to ensure the South Shuswap has the best environment possible to live in

For seven years the Official Community Plan Committee has worked to ensure the South Shuswap has the best environment possible to live in.

To not accept their findings and decisions now seems a little late.

Protection of our valuable water is of the utmost priority. The quality of lake water drawn into the pumping station near the Blind Bay Resort will suffer if there is more moorage and residential housing added.

As a resident I would have concern about this. A majority of the houses are on septic systems – not everyone is hooked to the sewer lagoon system.

There is much shale rock in the Blind Bay area. This rock enables water to eventually seep down to the lake. An example of this is at the underpass.

The water seeps year-round, causing ice in the winter which someone colours very nicely.

As for the CSRD and its Directors, it is one vote per director, no matter which area is in question.

Population size of an electoral area has no bearing on the vote. The representative of that area needs to know the wishes of as many constituents as possible, and vote accordingly.

Bob Hardy,Blind Bay

 

Salmon Arm Observer

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