LETTER: Lake licenses should not be used for development

Summerland is the only community that does not use lake licenses to supplement its water system

Dear Editor:

Early on in the process of the Banks Crescent Development I spoke to a spokesman from the Lark Group regarding the potential use of Summerland’s two Okanagan Lake water licenses.

This spokesman reassured me that the water licenses would not be used.

But this option of water license usage, remains on the table, to be used in the event Shaughnessy Springs becomes damaged.

There needs to be a clear statement from the Lark Group and from our municipal councillors that they will not use these lake licenses.

Summerland is the only community on Okanagan Lake that does not use lake licenses to supplement its water system.

Our main water reservoir is unlined. Two-thirds of our landfill is unlined Our landfill is the closest landfill to a water reservoir of any community in the province.

There is potential risk of contamination.

These water licences should by used for the long-term improvements to our water system, not to bail out a business.

David E. Gregory


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