Petitioner Comments Date Signed
Linda J. Jun 18th, 2013
Jeannie L. Jun 18th, 2013
Catherine A. Jun 18th, 2013
Gwyllyn G. I have gathered multiple article from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia's Library in my research of health risks associated with chlorination. The fact is, chlorinated water has been shown to cause cancer (for example, I have one study that should 6 in 10,000 people will develop kidney and or bladder cancer secondary to chlorination of the water supply. I have multiple articles. When I inquired with public health as to why they were forcing chlorination onto the public in Chilliwack, I was told that it was to avoid a "Walkerton disaster". The fact is, this is fear-mongering and without scientific merit. The case of Walkerton' contamination occured due to RAW SEWAGE FARM WASTE running directly into thierwater supply and no amount of chlorination would have stopped that disaster. In Chilliwack, we get our water from a pristine aquifer 150 feet below the surface and this water never contacts agriculture. The fact is, there was no problem with our water supply and now we must live in a situation where tens of people in the community will develop cancer secondary to the chlorination. Furthermore, the water tastes absolutely sickening. It tastes like pool water and it is unpalatable. Fortunately, I can afford a water filtration system for my home. Most senior citizens and families of low socioeconomic status in Chilliwack as stuck without any options except to drink foul chemical-tasting water. The chlorination was forced upon us by one particularly paternalistic public health physician and was done so in an unscientific way and absolutely against an informed public's consent.
Jun 17th, 2013
Casey W. I vote to get rid of the chemical. May 29th, 2013
Vincent D. In this Country and time appreciation of further human testing would be better to have the approval of the citizens being tested. Thank you for ruining the best water and bringing Chilliwack equal to worse with the rest of Canadian drinking water. Please correct your pollutions to our health.
May 28th, 2013
Jodi B. May 28th, 2013
Claudette L. As far as I'm concerned adding chlorine to the water is a health risk in itself. We have always boiled our water or bought bottled water if there was a warning issued and I am fine with this!! Chlorinated water has had a negative impact on my health and I refuse to sit idly by and let you poison me! STOP the madness NOW!!!! May 11th, 2013
Sorin M. May 8th, 2013
Antal I. May 1st, 2013
Judy R. I have lived in Chilliwack for a number of years and one of the major things that keeps me here is the quality of the water. I was impressed with the taste of it from the first day I arrived. I like the water here so much that when I go out for the day, or travel, I take as much as I can with me to sustain me while I am away from home so that I do not have to drink water elsewhere. If I am away from home, I buy bottled water in a pinch, but I refuse to drink water from other localities.

It would be an absolutely shame to have chlorine added to our water on a permanent basis due to one tiny incident. The authorities in Chilliwack have always been diligent in notifying residents if there are any problems to be concerned about. I think the FHA is over-stepping their authority without giving the residents of Chilliwack a right to voice their opinions as to what WE think should be done with the water that is going into OUR bodies, not theirs.

Apr 25th, 2013
Geoff P. Apr 23rd, 2013
Heather A. Apr 23rd, 2013
Heather W. Apr 19th, 2013
Daron M. Apr 19th, 2013
Colleen C. There are other ways to keep our water clean. These resources need to be looked into before doing something as drastic as using chemicals.
No one likes the idea, and it should have been a more public decision instead of being forced upon us.
Apr 19th, 2013
Christopher C. Apr 14th, 2013
Heather B. I disagree with the chlorination of chilliwacks water system. we were never given the opportunity to decide for ourselves. Apr 14th, 2013
Savannah M. Chlorine makes the water taste bad, and it dries out my skin, I do not want it in my water. Apr 12th, 2013
Eva F. I have lived in Chilliwack for 15 years and have been very happy with the water until now.
There has never been an incident of water contamination in this city's drinking water that I know of. I cannot stand the chlorine. It hurts my stomach. After drinking current Sardis tap water, I can now taste the aftertaste of chlorine in my mouth for up to an hour. I only wonder what kind of ill effects it might be having on my liver, kidneys and other internal organs.
Also, I have not talked to even one individual who lives here and is happy with or wants this chlorination in our drinking water. Please turn it off.
Apr 10th, 2013
Shannon H. Apr 9th, 2013
Barb F. My cat won't even drink our water. The smell makes me sick. Apr 9th, 2013
Hannah P. Apr 9th, 2013
Jamara C. Apr 9th, 2013
Murat S. Apr 5th, 2013