Keep control of water

It looks like Mission council got the message on the proposed P3 water project and voted against it, while Abbotsford council are still yet to vote.

It looks like Mission council got the message on the proposed P3 water project and voted against it, while Abbotsford council are still yet to vote.

There was a lot of dissent at the last council meeting, which should be an indication of how most people feel about the privatization of our water system, even though it would only be a share.

Investment companies are in the business of making money, lots of it, and for a company to want to be involved in financing a new water supply it would not be a philanthropic gesture by any means. It means that there is something, some kind of future leverage, that council may not be seeing, but once in place it would be too late.

Even at the cost of more taxes (when do we ever pay less?) the people have to be in total control of their water supply.

So please council, don’t ‘pee three’ in our water!

And regarding the nice reassuring letter from G E MacDonell on April 9: (The ‘publicization’ of water) the plain fact of the matter is, we just don’t trust private enterprise with our natural resources, especially our water.

Gary Huntbatch