Drill our own wells for self dependence on water, says resident

Say no to the $955,218 loan that the village council wants to borrow and pay back over thirty years.

To  the Editor:

To the residents of Keremeos:

Say no to the $955,218 loan that the village council wants to borrow and pay back over thirty years.

If we don’t get the  money from the regional district to pay it back we the people of Keremeos are going to be stuck to pay it back with a raise in our taxes.

The Regional District Okanagan – Similkameen will not give us any written guarantee that our water won’t be chlorinated and our water rate will not be increased.

We should not be dictated to by the RDOS having this shoved down our throats, telling us this is too bad, you are going to have to accept it, like it or lump it.

Our village council works for us, we do not work for them.

Before they take on a major project like this I think they should let residents of the village decide if they want to be burdened with this for the next thirty years.

Why is the village proceeding with this when the public defeated this reservoir in the past.

I think it would be to our advantage to look into drilling our own wells and having our own water supply and never to rely on someone else to supply it.

So on April 27 (early voting on April 17  a nd 22) go to the village office and vote no.

Tom Farren, Keremeos