Water use

Resident questions the use of water in the Greater Vernon area

Perhaps someone can tell me why residential users are asked to water at night while the corn fields just outside of town are allowed to be watered during the heat of the day?

The loss due to evaporation must be enormous. This is particularly galling when residential customers using the same water are subsidizing these users through the exorbitant rates they are being charged to the point we are paying twice as much as Penticton residential users and three times that of Kelowna residents.

Given such wasteful practises, the subsidization of commercial users should end and water rates brought down to a reasonable level.

Brian Sutch

Vernon