LETTER: Thanks to petition signatories

The Blewett Conservation Society thanks all of those who signed our recent petition concerning water security regarding aquifer 511.

Mike Devine (left) and Malcolm Fitz-Earle (right) of the Blewett Conservation Society present a petition to Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall concerning water security.

The Blewett Conservation Society would like to thank all of those who signed our recent petition concerning water security in the Blewett area regarding aquifer 511. There were 874 signatures on the petition and it is now part of the public record as it was presented to the legislature by MLA Michelle Mungall on May 12. The society’s objective is not to inhibit commercial water use in the area but to take a proactive approach in insuring that the first priority regarding water is domestic supply.

Mungall outlined the petition in her presentation to the legislature: “I rise to present a petition on behalf of my constituents. They’re asking this government to withhold issuing any commercial groundwater licences for aquifer 511 in Blewett until a third-party environmental assessment has been done, adequate water supply is confirmed and a water sustainability plan for the community that includes public consultation and ongoing water monitoring is in place.”

Mike Devine, Director, Blewett Conservation Society

 

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