CHEAP SEATS: No chances approach right one in The County
Having criticized council for what it did wrong during the current water crisis, it’s only fair to point out the things Prince Edward County staff have done right.
And that would be most things.
The most important thing staff did right – and continue to do right – is to take a no-chances approach, including shutting down the water plant any time there was a hint contaminants might get into the system.
While some might scoff, the truth is no one knows what the impact of those contaminants getting into the system might have been.
Sure, things might have been fine. Or it could have caused a mess that took weeks to clean up. Or even months, if equipment were damaged.
Or someone, possibly a senior or a child, could have gotten sick had some of those contaminants gotten through. Perhaps seriously sick.
None of that happened, in part because staff refused to take any chances with the health and safety of those drinking the water from the Picton Bloomfield plant.
Hindsight is 20-20 and there will be plenty of armchair quarterbacks second guessing how staff reacted, how information flowed and the length of time it has taken to get the barge out of the bay and the water plant up and running again.
But no one got sick. Nothing was damaged. No one died.
At the end of any day, that is a job well done.
I’m Bill Glisky and that’s the way I see things From the Cheap Seats.
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