Sponsors: District of Houston
Endorsed by the NCLGA and UBCM Memberships
WHEREAS small communities struggle with funding costly water infrastructure projects such as, but not limited to, the development and construction of a water treatment plant to address complaints of dirty and unsafe drinking water;
AND WHEREAS turbidity is not so much a health concern as an indicator of health risk particularly for at-risk populations such as newborns, the elderly, and people with compromised immune systems (e.g. those with HIV/Aids, undergoing chemotherapy, or taking anti-rejection drugs) and can interfere with chlorination:
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that NCLGA and UBCM lobby the Federal and Provincial Governments to enhance funding programs to assist Local Governments to address issues of providing clean and safe drinking water to its community.