Bur­geo res­i­dents asked to re­duce wa­ter use

The Gulf News (Port aux Basques) - - Front Page - BY NORM STRICK­LAND info@gulfnews.ca

The Bur­geo town coun­cil has asked res­i­dents to re­duce their wa­ter use.

Coun­cil re­ported re­cently the town is us­ing a mil­lion gal­lons a day across 600 house­holds.

The town’s wa­ter tank has a ca­pac­ity of 500,000 gal­lons.

Dur­ing the win­ter, home­own­ers of­ten use more wa­ter than at other times of year, find­ing it nec­es­sary to run wa­ter to pre­vent it from freez­ing in the pipes. Many homes have lit­tle soil cov­er­ing wa­ter lines into their homes.

The ex­tra use is causing prob­lems for the town in terms of keep­ing treated wa­ter flow­ing, as well as the ad­di­tional costs for chlo­rine and other chem­i­cals and more main­te­nance to the equip­ment.

The town has asked home­own­ers to cut back on their wa­ter use and if it’s nec­es­sary to run wa­ter to keep the pipes from freez­ing, to keep the flow to a min­i­mum.

NORM STRICK­LAND/SPECIAL TO TC ME­DIA

The wa­ter tower in Bur­geo. The town is ask­ing res­i­dents to re­duce wa­ter flow dur­ing the win­ter months.

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