Letter: Town needs to take water problems seriously, and plan for future incidents

Civic Association  |  June 27, 2021

Mark Fowler – Special to the Daily News

The letter of June 6 from Bob Wright, chairman and CEO of the Palm Beach Civic Association, to the Town Council should stimulate both an action plan to assure safe water, and follow-through execution.

The Wright letter rightly outlines the potential dangers of algae water toxicity. Given that 90% of each of us is water bluntly underscores the importance of preventing another contamination episode.

The question now teed up is, “What is the plan, who will be in charge of its expedited execution and who will be held accountable? Interim, we must insure that our citizens are instantly advised of any future contaminations — not a week’s delay as recently occurred. When serious, permanent organ damage can be caused, any delay is unacceptable and cannot be repeated.

Kudos to the chairman for sounding the warning. How will the Town Council act, and when? What are the implications for us all if it does not?

This letter to the editor appeared in the Palm Beach Daily News Sunday, June 27, 2021


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