Letters to the Editor

Says enforcement of water laws a priority

Water issues are on my mind. It is so wonderful that the County Council and the county executive have resolved to do something about water policy, the Whatcom Water Action Plan. Thank you. I have a niggling worry: who enforces the rules that are on the books? It seems to be a low priority. Enforcement of rules is unpleasant but it completes the process of government and the failure to enforce the law subverts the civic process. Water is critical to every part of all of our lives. When we create laws to manage our water it is with the common good in mind. This may take raising taxes to fund compliance with the law. I’m good with that. Water is worth more than it costs. Let’s do it right.

Mary H. Mele