The answer to that question depends on whether you ask a politician or a scientist!
During the 2017 Annual Financial Statement public hearing, Mayor Baldwin was once again caught misleading the public.
According to the city’s own records, if you can believe them to be accurate since Fraser Health provides no independent oversight, arsenic levels exceeded the guideline limit of 0.01 mg/L twice in 2017. And, according to the metal results, manganese levels exceeded the Maximum Allowable Concentration (MAC) guideline limit 31 times.
In what can only be described as a poorly rehearsed scripted show, CAO Bottrill first claims that he is not aware of arsenic ever exceeding max allowable limits. Then Mayor Baldwin asks him to confirm that it never exceeded limits, and Bottrill echoed back “correct”, despite having just said that he was not actually aware of the numbers, and despite the city’s own data showing that limits have been exceed multiple times.
Read all about it in the PAN by clicking on the image above, or clicking here.
Want to get the facts on your Drinking water rather than political spin and lies? Attend this free talk, The Impact of Arsenic, Lead, and Other Metals in our Drinking Water, by Dr. Bruce Lanphear who is a respected Professor of Environmental Health at Simon Fraser University. Brought to you by our good friend Ross Buchanan and Sponsored by The White Rock Lead, Arsenic, and Manganese Working Group.
Thanks Ross! And thank you Dr. Lanphear!