LETTERS: Privatization of water

The residents of this town have been water boarded before and I can attest to that.

The privatization of water delivery to homes has been gaining a foothold in the world where  governments are more readily open to corporate desires.

Investment in such an industry must be rated as most secure. Better than gas or electricity which has to be manufactured and transported over great distances.

Typical, if one uses no gas for a year one is charged $144 plus tax. Just for being a customer costs money as desired by a private company. Surely this attitude  towards a “valued” water customer will be the same once water arrives through a  meter. The water meter will be another money trap. Sadly this is about a pure God given basic commodity for all living things which is under your ground, your home, your town. A town delivering water through a meter is but an intermediate phase before it becomes private with shareholders around the world who have some input over your basic need. Water.

Corporate planning goes well beyond the horizon of the citizens and politicians. Water boards appear and out of nowhere we have groups or committees such as OBWB, OCCP, SOSCP, WCQ1. Quite overwhelming really. Funding can be made available to help shoehorn in this calamity on behalf of the banks. If water meters appear then we are on a slippery slope in leg irons and that goes for future generations as well.

Canada, the second largest country in the world, with more water than any other country in the world, with a population of 36 million people which is equal to that of Tokyo, then it is strange that little Osoyoos with a population of 5,000 saw it fit to discus water issues behind closed doors.

The residents of this town have been water boarded before and I can attest to that. It is all part of electorate dictatorship.

Two meters are enough.

Google :Water Privatization Conflicts.

Luke Kurvers

Penticton