I agree with recent letter writer Ted Smith: vote no in the upcoming referendum on Parksville’s water treatment plant.
All residents should vote no until council realizes they are trying to force a costly, unsustainable system down our throats. I do not understand why they would not adopt Trevor Wick’s plan, which is far superior and at one quarter the price and, as an added benefit, Martindale Road and the trailer park wouldn’t be flooded every spring.
They have already wasted more than $5 million on a drawing and plan that is of no value and could be produced on a CAD program that could be had for a few hundred dollars.
Parksville councils have been messing with the Englishman River Water Service for more than 20 years that I know about and have failed to come up with a proper design and sustainable supply.
If they had, we wouldn’t be at level four watering restrictions today, with our lawns and gardens all dried out and council members sitting in their offices trying to plan what fines to dole out to violators.