Nassar is interested, engaged in issues | Letter to the editor

To the editor:

For some time now, due to the wild growth in residential construction on the island, I have been worried about the island’s water supply.

I wrote my city council members, Wayne Roth and Michael Scott, and asked what the state of the water supply was. Their first responses were merely a set of links.

To make a long story short, eventually I asked them, “can you look at me with a straight face and say…[that]… given the current rate of growth, the island has sufficient water with no degradation in quality for the next fifty years?”

Mr. Roth answered “No.” Mr. Scott didn’t answer at all.

Why, then, do we continue with this frenzied rate of construction? I understand that there are circumstances that somehow require it, but no one can explain them to me. The construction is extensive—the foot of Ferncliff, Wyatt (where the houses are unspeakably ugly to boot), that awful Visconsi wound, Lynwood Center, Weaver Road, a 60-room hotel — and there appears no pause in sight.

Mr. Roth was over a month in answering my question and then only because I prodded him; he said he thought my question was rhetorical. I wrote back that no, it was indeed not: if the city council expects that water will be insufficient, then I want to sell my house.

There’s an election on the horizon. Mr. Roth has an opponent, Rasham Nassar appears to be interested in environmental issues. She at least must be better suited as a steward of our city’s water supply than Mr. Roth, for he seems to have no interest in it at all. I’m voting for Nassar.

Anyone who has any interest in whether, when they turn on the tap, water will come out, would do well to do the same.

GEORGE JARECKE

Bainbridge Island

More in Letters to the Editor

We’re voting ‘yes’ for schools, community | Letter to the editor

To the editor: My family, like many others, moved to the Island… Continue reading

BHS alums support the new capital levy | Letter to the editor

To the editor: We are the proud products of the Bainbridge Island… Continue reading

Vote to keep BHS as a state-of-the-art school | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Our two children will graduate from Bainbridge High School… Continue reading

KidsUp Playground needs your support | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Thank you to the Review and editor Brian Kelly… Continue reading

Mini Golf Masters helps early learners | Letter to the editor

To the editor: As the final hole-in-one remains just a memory, I… Continue reading

Let’s implore Congress to reauthorize VAWA | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Thanks for printing Laura Finley’s informative article about the… Continue reading

Five secrets to success for city’s next tax levy | Letter to the editor

Here’s what it would take for me to vote “yes” on a… Continue reading

Let’s listen to the warnings of scientists | Letter to the editor

To the editor: When my parents were born, and even in the… Continue reading

A few simple fixes may improve roads | Letter to the editor

To the editor: If Winslow Way was turned into a one-way street… Continue reading

Affordable homes could be part of plan | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Recently another reader suggested creating a parking garage to… Continue reading

Your donations can help immigrants | Letter to the editor

To the editor: This year, One Call For All is spotlighting Kitsap… Continue reading

Artists grateful for community support | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Gregg and I would like to thank the community… Continue reading