Making sure drinking water safe is key to appeal of town

It was written in jest but Lake Cowichan town council is still taking pre-emptive action on some of its tongue-in-cheek suggestions.

It was written in jest but Lake Cowichan town council is still taking pre-emptive action on some of its tongue-in-cheek suggestions.

Councillors have been kicking around some of the satirical ideas from a book called 13 Ways to Kill Your Community and Bob Day, chair of the economic and sustainable development committee, led a discussion at a Nov. 17 council committee meeting.

Since making sure you have good drinking water on offer is important, making sure that Lake Cowichan does not fall under boil water advisory again should be a leading priority, he said, adding, “We did address that issue last year.”

Mayor Ross Forrest added, “We’re on top of it. We know we’ve got good water. We want everyone to feel confident about it.”

Works superintendent Nagy Rizk added, “We also have to make sure people just don’t judge our community by seeing a boil water advisory on TV.”

CAO Joe Fernandez agreed, “the perception is out there, though. It’s important to address this fear of the unknown.”