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Time to change how we do public infrastructure

Suggestion that solar panels be required on ALL new buildings.

Time to change how we do public infrastructure

You recently lauded the City of Duncan for adding solar panels to their fire station. I agree, but I’ve written council in the past with the suggestion that solar panels be required on ALL new buildings. (There was no response.) Obviously this would have a more profound effect.

And, speaking of conserving (electricity/water), your paper should reveal who, and at what level of government, made the terrible decision to include an underground sprinkler system in the landscaping for the new hospice. At a time when we are being asked to conserve water, probably a kilometre of plastic piping was laid around the perimeter of the site and within its new gardens. Besides being unnecessary if the proper, appropriate plants are used, this is am amazing expense for a public building — especially one that called on the public for donations to assist in construction costs.

It’s past time to change how we do things!

Warren Chapman

Duncan

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