Lack of water more than an inconvenience

Writer wants to know why trailer court has lost water for the second time this summer.

Dear Editor

The waitress tried her shower taps to ready for work that morning. No water. The home care worker came to help a gentleman with his shower and shave. No water. A mother of two very young children needed toilet and water early that morning. No water.

After cutting off the water to the whole of Mesa Vista Court on Monday morning, Aug. 26,  a person was sent around to warn tenants. Not before the water was turned off. After. Tenants were informed water might not be available until 6 pm that evening.

For the second time in a few months, the Mesa Vista Court has had its water turned off, not for an hour or two, but for a whole day. That is one water turn off too many.

We were told that a new valve was needed. A tenant was told the problem would wait until fall (my God!) It is fall, the leaves are turning on the trees and there are geese flying south). Haven’t you noticed?

Whatever this recurrent problem is caused by, the solution should have been addressed immediately. The first time it happened.

We don’t have to be reminded that temperatures during this prolonged heat wave have heightened the need for water. Especially for our elderly, the infirm, children, and animals. All of whom reside at Mesa Vista Court. My small medium sized dog drinks about a liter of water a day. I am a diabetic. I drink at least that and more.

This problem is not a mere inconvenience. Enough is enough!

Esther Darlington MacDonald

Ashcroft

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