The guest viewpoint by Bobbi Lindberg, Dee Tvedt and Katja Kohler regarding all the documentation by the Eugene Water & Electric Board and the U.S. Geological Survey on the toxic chemicals from herbicide spraying found in Eugene's drinking water is critically important ("Forest herbicides threaten McKenzie River water quality," June 5).

Lindberg is a retired water quality specialist for the state Department of Environmental Quality. This article offered in-depth information that the logging industry has poisoned the drinking water — even though Lane County Commissioner Jay Bozievich said at an April 3 board meeting that there has "never been a detect of herbicides or pesticides in EWEB's water." I heard him say that at the meeting and knew this was not true. 

This column did a great job. I'm very happy that Joe Berney will be taking Sid Leiken's place on the board, and we need to ensure Heather Buch beats Gary Williams in the November election so we can have a majority of county commissioners who will be on the right side of history and help stop herbicide spraying, paid for by the logging industry. This practice — done for decades in our federal forests — must be banned.

Pamela Driscoll, Dexter