The chlorination of Chilliwack's drinking water system may be a dead issue but the bad blood between the city and the Fraser Health Authority (FHA) lingers.
Mayor Sharon Gaetz said there are a number of communities in the interior that have watched closely as the City of Chilliwack battled the FHA over the water chlorination edict.
Gaetz said she heard about this while in attendance at a recent meeting of the Municipal Finance Authority of BC (MFA), where she represents the Fraser Valley Regional District along with Abbotsford Coun. Patricia Ross.
At Tuesday's meeting, Gaetz told council that she heard from her peers at the MFA meetings that Interior Health and regional districts in the interior were "keenly aware" of what went on in Chilliwack.
She said that some were even talking about hiring lawyers "to protect their own interest."
"It's not a good day for our relationship with our health authority, and it seems to be rippling through our province," Gaetz said.
"It may be the end of the story for Chilliwack in terms of chlorination but it's not the end of a very discouraging battle with the health authorities."
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