Bur­geo 8-Step Wa­ter Plan

The Gulf News (Port aux Basques) - - NEWS - Rosalyn.roy@gulfnews.ca Twit­ter: @tyger­lylly

The Town of Bur­geo’s 8-step op­er­a­tional wa­ter plan was adopted at the May 17 coun­cil meet­ing.

Step 1: In­stal­la­tion and mon­i­tor­ing of four wa­ter me­ters in house­holds with ap­pro­pri­ate spac­ing.

Step 2: All curb stops to re­main vis­i­ble, ac­ces­si­ble and clearly marked for town op­er­a­tions at the cost of the res­i­dent.

Step 3: Town work­ers to check main lines for leaks on an on­go­ing ba­sis and fix as soon as pos­si­ble. Staff will also iso­late sec­tions of town and mea­sure flow rates.

Step 4: Va­cant homes still run­ning wa­ter will have their own­ers no­ti­fied that the town will shut off curb stops.

Step 5: Homes va­cant for longer than four weeks to be reg­is­tered at the town of­fice as hav­ing had wa­ter shut off. If wa­ter is left run­ning, curb stops will be shut off by the town and home­own­ers will have to pay a fee to have the wa­ter turned back on.

Step 6: Town to pro­vide in­for­ma­tion on how to con­serve wa­ter through BBS, house­hold fly­ers and coun­cil re­ports.

Step 7: Rather than put in man­dated me­ters, which would bring ex­pense to res­i­dents, town will hire a part-time mon­i­tor to work with res­i­dents to check flow, ed­u­cate them as to ac­cept­able lev­els. Res­i­dents who run their wa­ter but don’t want to work with a mon­i­tor will have a wa­ter me­ter in­stalled at their ex­pense.

Step 8: New homes will not be per­mit­ted to oc­cupy un­til wa­ter and sewer lines are in­spected and ap­proved by the town. This must be in­spected and signed off by town staff be­fore the line is cov­ered.

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