The eventual possibility of water treatment was brought up at last night’s Capital Budget meeting in Quesnel.
$363,000 out of the more than $8.4 million dollar budget is for an environmental impact study to increase the output of three wells.
It was noted that it would also prepare the City for when it was ordered to treat its water by a senior level of government.
This would very likely be a controversial issue in the City and judging by last night also at the Council table.
Councillor Ron Paull says he plans to raise the issue at the Union of BC Municipalities Convention…
Councillor John Brisco credited staff for the constant testing of the water as the reason Quesnel hasn’t been ordered to treat it already.
Mayor Bob Simpson was quick to note that the $363,000 was being spent as a stand-alone project to get down to fewer wells.
He says a collateral benefit of that would be that they are reducing the number of sources that would need to be treated should it happen.
(Files from George Henderson)