A sober second look needed for water treatment plant

A reader writes with concerns about the proposed water treatment plant for Ashcroft.

Dear Editor,

If the new provincial guidelines for clean water dictate that we must have a water treatment plant then so be it; but I know from talking to a professional engineer that awarding a contract of this size and complexity to a single bidder is not a normal or accepted business practice.

The referendum should delay this project so as to have a sober second look and proceed properly.

A problem that is not being addressed by Urban Systems is backflushing the intake.

A problem that is not being addressed by the village is our water infrastructure, where chlorinated water is running into the river.

We will not lose the grant by a delay.

Ray Bewza

Ashcroft