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Boil Water Fiasco

A Boil Water Advisory is viewed by most people in Canada as an unacceptable condition to be avoided at all costs by their water authority. But for many communities, this condition is a daily reality…

More than 1760 provincial boilwater advisories are currently in effect in communities and neighbourhoods across Canada, prompting calls from national and municipal advocacy groups for a federal and provincial strategy to ensure safe drinking water for all Canadians.

The Water Chronicles

With a plethora of relatively cheap water treatment options out there, why are the provincial and federal governments allowing this situation to continue ad-infinitum? Obviously they have no reason to care about the rural vote, or the convenience of those who live outside of the major centres.

Water sanitation is what civilization is built on, boil water advisories should be the exception for all communities, not the standard.

Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas P.Eng. ENV SP, is the author of UrbanWorkbench.com and Director of Engineering at the City of Revelstoke in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada. If I post something here that you find helpful as you navigate the world of engineering, planning and building communities, that’s wonderful. But when push comes to shove: This is my personal blog. The views expressed on these pages are mine alone and not those of my employer.