I have to tell you that I am more than annoyed at the Stage 3 water restrictions in Aldergrove this year.
At a time when we have had more than our share of rain and still have to deal with winter runoff from snow, I’m more than annoyed that it is necessary for the residents of Aldergrove, Gloucester and Salmon River Uplands to have to deal with water restrictions.
If push comes to shove, I can live without watering my lawn, but when I spend hundreds of dollars on annuals and perennials and vegetables into my garden I find it even more unacceptable that all I can do is water with a handheld container and not a soaker hose. When I see my neighbour washing his or her car or truck and I can’t water my garden you can bet it frosts my socks. When I see car washes operating you can bet it frosts my socks, and when I can’t fill a tub for my dogs to jump into after playing in the heat of the day you can bet that also frosts my socks.
This is summer, when people are supposed to be able to enjoy the use of public swimming pools, backyard swimming pools and ponds. Keep in mind that the only real public access to a lake in Aldergrove has been recently demolished due to non-forward thinking by the powers that be. Let us fill our backyard pools and let us use that water to water our plants and gardens; recycle the water in our backyards. It’s a one time fill with a few top ups, and we are using that water to look after our gardens, even after the restrictions end. Think about it.
Does no one at the Township listen to the taxpayer or think of options for using the water that we do have available to us? Why do they insist on spoiling our ‘summer’ with these restrictions, again considering that we have had the wettest spring on record and are still waiting for the winter swell from snow melt.
Debbie Atkinson, Aldergrove