Plan will go a long way to fixing water problems in Saltair

Michael T. Smith says negativity does damage to the hard work of volunteers working to improve conditions in Saltair.

Editor:

Re: What’s the plan for remaining 90 per cent of Saltair water pipes? [May 1, 2012]

Lynne Smith needs to get her facts straight before alarming Saltair taxpayers about the Cowichan Valley Regional District [CVRD] plans to upgrade the Saltair water system.

In fact, the plan as presented in the petition letter will go a long way to rectifying the water problems in Saltair [low pressures, line breaks, expensive repairs and lapses in service].

In addition, the plan calls for all this work to be done on a pay-as-you-go basis with no interest charges, as no money will have to be borrowed.

It is not necessary to replace all of the pipes, as much of the system is newer and in good shape.

All of this information was carefully presented at the meetings held earlier in Saltair and which people should have attended before writing negative letters to the paper.

This negativity does terrible damage to the hard work of all the volunteers working to improve conditions in Saltair, to the staff at the CVRD, and to our area rep Mel Dorey, who works tirelessly in this community for all our benefit.

Michael T. Smith

Ladysmith