Generally, when I consider the government and its actions regarding the environment, I'm mostly criticizing them. Today, in class, I heard just how well they take care of our water reservoirs. The lower mainland's water comes from 3 different reservoirs that are regularly tested and protected. It makes me happy to know that these reservoirs aren't accessible to the general public as anyone could accidentally or even purposely cause contamination. Even with the incident in 2006, the government took charge and made the public aware of what was going on, and what the residents should do regarding their water supply. I remember my family was boiling their water to ensure we would stay safe and it was scary but I think my family wouldn't have known to even do that if the government didn't say to. So, while the government has many other things they should fix/change regarding the environment, I do want to take the time to thank them for allowing us to have very clean and drinkable water. From what I've heard, the lower mainland has some of the cleanest water in the world and it puts me at ease knowing they regularly take care of it. I hope that the government can expand its efforts, and take care of other aspects of the environment just as well as how they took care of our drinking water.