Letter: Charging for water destructive

Like gas, the cost of water will never go down. Once you start this process, it does not stop—buyer beware, writes Linda Hawkes.

I am a new resident of Grand Forks. I would like to let you know what happened in Fort Saint John when water meters came in.

I was paying $180 per year and in three years the cost of water tripled. Almost $600 per year. Fort Saint John is not a gardening community. The lots are smaller than here.

Grand Forks needs to be watered on a regular basis because of the heat, Fort Saint John does not.

I believe that If you start charging for water you will destroy the whole ambiance of this little town—people move here to garden and live a semi-rural lifestyle.

Like gas, the cost of water will never go down.

Once you start this process, it does not stop—buyer beware.

– Linda Hawkes, Grand Forks