The water in Chilliwack is wonderful to drink. Three isolated cases of concern in five years, does not seem like a compelling reason to force 80,000 people to consume chemicals in their water. That would be .0000075 of the population every year affected by E. coli in the water supply.
Dr. Lem is in fear of the "poo in the water." I wonder if he has considered voicing an opinion on the poo in the air, that we experience here in Chilliwack.
The brown air affects thousands of people daily, very frequently. There does not seem to be any regulation of that. Possibly he could look at local respiratory statistics. Clean air is also a precious resource. Could there be a connection?
Could atmospheric contamination be restricted?
Addressing the source of the pollution may be a better solution than adding poison to the water. And is he doing anything about the poisons being added to the atmosphere?
Linda Brown Chilliwack