City water supply under threat

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Did you know that our lovely Windsor Lake provides the east end and downtown area of St. John’s with 87,000 cubic metres of water per day?

The World Bank, the United Nations and other world organizations have spent years implementing watershed protection programs around the globe because everyone knows that water is one of the most important resources in the world.

It’s too bad we do not protect it. Oh, I am sorry, we do protect it — sort of. We put up signs that say “No Cutting, No Hunting, No Fishing, No Fires.” But when someone goes in and levels the land, and rips off every tree and every bit of soil surrounding the area and fills in the marsh, what do we do? Those people ignore the stop work orders and treat them like water off a duck’s back.

Our children and our children’s children thank you.   

When are we going to take environmental vandalism seriously?

Robin Hayward

St. John's

Organizations: World Bank, United Nations

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  • MrSqueaker
    September 05, 2013 - 06:48

    Didn't you read the other letter about Nan's arthritis? Stop complaining!!