15 Years After Walkerton, Water *Still* A Problem Nation Wide
“(Walkerton) was a huge wake-up call, but here we are 15 years later and as the tragedy and the events recede in time, people start to forget the lessons,” McClenaghan said. “It’s kind of an inexcusable risk to impose on people.” Article Here.
"More than 300,000 Canadians contract an acute stomach bug every year from the municipally-supplied water that comes out of their taps, some likely ending up in hospital or even dying, a new government study suggests."
The average person completely forgets major headline news and global events within 14 days. Unless constantly reminded by media or social group discussion, most people forget the news within 2-5 days.
With changes in municipal, provincial, and federal governments every few years, projects often get put on the back burner or scrapped completely. Leaving Canadians at risk.