Corn­wall res­i­dents urged to cut back on wa­ter use

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE ISLAND -

Res­i­dents of Corn­wall are be­ing urged to re­strict all nonessen­tial wa­ter use.

Dry weather and lower than av­er­age rain­fall has the town look­ing to re­cover from higher than av­er­age us­age that has been de­plet­ing the mu­nic­i­pal­ity’s reser­voir.

“It’s a con­cern, but it’s not crit­i­cal,’’ says Kevin McCarville, the town’s chief ad­min­is­tra­tive of­fi­cer.

Res­i­dents are asked to cease all non-es­sen­tial ac­tiv­i­ties such as wa­ter­ing lawns or gar­dens as well as wash­ing ve­hi­cles, drive­ways and build­ings.

McCarville notes this is the first time in two or three years that the town has asked res­i­dents to be cau­tious with wa­ter.

The mu­nic­i­pal­ity has not re­ceived any calls from res­i­dents about low wa­ter pres­sure.

Re­pairs should be com­plete in two or three weeks on a well that should pro­vide an ad­di­tional 100 gal­lons of wa­ter per minute.

“We’re op­ti­mistic that that should re­solve (the wa­ter short­age prob­lem),’’ says McCarville.

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