The White Rock public has been assured that White Rock government will have a plan in place to deal with any piped water that ends in the general environment whether it is being disinfected using chlorine or chloramine.

The recent Five Corners fire saw a lot of firefighting water make its way to the ocean via surface and pipe. Was any of it treated as per the assurances given by city hall ? No one will tell us. But we can guess that the answer is NO.

The fact that spills in the aquatic environment are usually not planned for was the main reason the Regional Council of Engineers voted overwhelmingly against chloramine in the Metro water supply back in the 1990s.

All disinfectants including chlorine still require a REALISTIC plan to deal with this kind of introduction of piped water into the environment and to date , White Rock residents have yet to see it.

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