Protect one watershed, protect them all

Re: “CRD considers limiting access to Leech region,” April 12.

Looking at the scale of the map, the proposed dump site at Shawnigan is perilously close to what is depicted as the Sooke water supply area and in turn close to what is depicted as the Goldstream water supply area.

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The Leech area is farther west and yet in order to protect it, steps are in motion to limit access and possible contamination in that area.

Why doesn’t the province pay the same attention to the proposed dump site that is opposed by probably 98 per cent of the Shawnigan population.

Victoria and Sooke residents should join in opposition to the province’s decision to support dumping in the Stebbings Road area. Should not steps be taken to determine a more suitable site — far away from the risk of contaminating highly populated areas and their water supplies?

Mother Nature indicates that the water we take for granted will not be available in the same quantity it has been in past years (think of California) and as inferred in the diminishing supply at the Sooke Lake Reservoir.

Reg Blackmore

Shawnigan Lake

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