Samson pleased with progress on water

Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook Liberal MP Darrell Samson said he knows that for some the expenses of the Fall River water project will be high, but in the end it’s a win-win for the community. He said he has heard the concerns and himself too has had to put up with long extended waits in traffic due to the construction. (Healey photo)

FALL RIVER: The local MP for Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook is pleased with the progress of bringing city water to those in the community, although he admits he too has had to put up with the short-term pain of the construction involved.

Darrell Samson said he has heard concerns about the conditions of the road. He said that politicians represent the people that elected them.

“They have a right to express their opinions and we have to learn from those,” said Samson. “There’s no question we all can do better. All levels have to communicate with the people.

“I know for some people on Fall River Road, the expenses will be high.”

He said the expenses will be spread out over a 25 year period and with a low interest rate so that should ease some of the cost for them overall.

“I think we should also recognize that city water will increase the value of each property along the route,” he said. “When you’re selling your property and you have city water, it’s going to be much better for the value.

“This is a plus-plus.”

Samson said residents patience is appreciated, but he does feel there could have been communication to those along the road where water is being installed.

“We could have probably communicated better,” he said. “The bridge made it more challenging for the project.

“At the end of the day we’re going to be in a much better place as we move forward because we’ll have accessibility to good water.”

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