World Water Day

world water day“Take the Pledge: Tap Into Water” is the theme of World Water Day, March 22, 2015.

Considering the extended Boil Water Advisory in December/January, and the potential drought conditions this coming summer, many people are thinking a lot more about water.

Consider also that the provincial government is in the final stages of enacting a new Water Act which will have further impact on our watershed.

The population of the Comox Valley is 68,000. How many of those 68,000 people realize that our community does not own its own watershed?

“We go to the sink, open up a tap, flush the toilet or step into a shower: and VOILA! out comes the water. But where does our drinking water come from? And how can we protect it?” says Linda Safford of CV Water Watch.

On Saturday March 21, a “Meet &Greet” educational session, sponsored by CV Water Watch and the CV Council of Canadians, will be happening between 11 am and 4 pm in the park at the Courtenay courthouse, on England Avenue.

There will be people who have worked on local water issues to talk with; there will be tables with information, and the materials and opportunity to write letters. We invite you to take a few moments to stop by and learn how you can help to ensure there will be water for our children and their children, for seven generations to come.

Bring your empty plastic bottles – we will recycle them!

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