Alberni Valley Local Events

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From: Health, HLTH HLTH:EX
Sent: Friday, December 19, 2008 2:18 PM
Subject: Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport Response - 757635

Mr. Reid Robinson

Dear Mr Robinson:

Your email of September 26, 2008, to the Ministry of Forests regarding your concerns about how the Drinking Water Protection Act protects groundwater in Karst terrain has been referred to me for comment.

You are correct in identifying that Karst, is not specifically referred to in the Drinking Water Protection Act.  Similarly, fractured shale, sands and gravels, and other features that allow rapid movement of water are also not specified.  The provisions in the Act are general enough to capture all of these under section 23.
If you become are aware of anything that is likely to cause a drinking water health hazard, I would encourage you to report this to your local health authority.
The drinking water program in your area can be contacted via Lynne Magee, of the Vancouver Island Health Authority. She can be contacted at:

Lynne Magee
Regional Drinking Water Coordinator
Vancouver Island Health Authority
3rd Floor, 6475 Metral Drive
Nanaimo, BC  V9T 2L9
Phone: 250 755-6215
Fax: 250 755-3372

Thank you for bringing this matter to my attention.

Yours truly,
Tim Lambert
Executive Director
Health Protection
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