The following letter was published in the Summerland Review (link to letter)
Published: August 11, 2010
Having chosen to live in various rural regions of B.C., I believed it was the responsibility of homeowners to provide their own water, either hand dig a well, have it extensively drilled or personally transport their water.
While living in Meadow Valley, I had to both filter and boil the drinking water. Never once did I think that others miles away should fill our water needs.
People have made their choice to live in the country, both enjoying all the benefits of rural living and also bearing responsibility for their own upkeep.
Upon moving to Summerland, I was shocked to discover the impurity of our local drinking water.