Letter to the editor 1, August 24, 2017

Open letter

Our lack of potable water is a disgrace


  • All residents in the sectors of Hudson Acres, Tree Farm, and Ritchie

  • The mayor and all councillors of Vaudreuil-Dorion

  • Vaudreuil MNA, Marie-Claude Nichols

  • Soulanges MNA Lucie Charlebois

  • Vaudreuil-Soulanges MP Peter Schiefke

A month has passed by since my letter of July 18, 2017, and the response to date has been as follows:

1) A visit from our Councillor, Céline Chartier.

2) Two phone calls from Peter Schiefke's office.

3) A statement in the municipal bulletin on page 7 that we may only get potable water in 2018.

Elected representatives, let's move! Let's solve the problem! Let's get on with it! For almost four years now, we have had to handle jugs of water weighing up to 50 lbs., whether you are young or old, weak or strong. And in the same bulletin, it is stated that our town is one of the best in Canada in which to raise children.

Does that also stand for seniors, some aged 80 and over, who on a weekly basis and who for the past three to four years have had to bring into their home such heavy bottles of water in order to just drink?

In my opinion, all those responsible for this, to any degree, should be ashamed!

Come on folks, we don't live in the Arctic, nor a desert, nor a poverty stricken community or country. This is Canada!

My frustrations are starting to show. Can anyone out there help me and all my neighbours have potable water in here?

God bless!


Bob Corriveau Sr.


P.S. Christmas is only four months away. It's possible. And what a wonderful gift it would be.

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