Can't believe that Dr. Lem from the Fraser Health Authority now wants to spoil our water.
I have lived here for about 20 years and do not recall any deaths or serious illness due to our water. I'm pretty sure it would of been all over the news.
I also like how he plays on the fear of parents by stating that he would not allow his children to drink our fine water, or implying that you are irresponsible if you allow your children to drink it. I sure hope that parents won't fall for this manipulation.
More and more we realize that natural is better for us and now they want to add poison to our water, as that is what chlorine is. Besides ruining the taste of our water, it also can cause other problems such as cancer and I hope people will educate themselves before believing everything the health department feeds us.
I mostly drink water and often comment how wonderful it tastes, even bottled water can't compare. To think that they will soil it with chlorine makes me sick and sad.
Pop and diet pop is far worse for us and our children among other things, but our water isn't among them. I hope the mayor and council will show backbone and stand up to the health authority and we as a community will come together and stand behind them and fight for the right to keep our water as it is natural, good and safe.
I have lived all over Canada and never found better water than here. I hope we will not lose this treasure and allow them to poison it with chlorine. Our city has gone out of its way to keep us safe with more then required testing so we all an enjoy the natural taste of our water, not soiled with chlorine.
I would like to know if these three calls of E. coli came from our water supply or well water. I think this is an important question.
Sabine Clarke Chilliwack