Letter to the editor, March 14, 2019

Water worries

Dear Editor,

It seems Saint-Lazare has been taken aback by the statement of Vaudreuil's Mayor Guy Pilon that the new Vaudreuil-Soulanges hospital will be sourcing its water from its wells in Saint-Lazare. Water is a non-proprietary resource that will have to be shared between municipalities.

This comes on the verge of Saint-Lazare discussing the opening of three new wells in the southern western boarder to supplement the nine wells from the Sainte-Angélique station that are reaching their maximum output and capacity. These wells service 80 per cent of all the water sourced by Saint-Lazare residents through the aqueduct.

In view of this and the anticipated volume of consumption of water the new hospital will require, we hope that Mayor Robert Grimaudo and council see how imperative it has become to protect and keep the west end recharge area, presently under a moratorium, as development-free as possible to ensure its permeability for a long-term sustainable aquifer resource.

Pat Novas

Saint-Lazare

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