Progress made on George’s Brook-Milton water supply
GEORGE’S BROOK- MILTON— For some, it may have seemed like an uphill battle.
But there has been some significant progress made on George’s Brook-Milton’s water supply.
Craig Pardy, chairman of the LSD, says that water from George’s Book is now flowing into Milton, stretching from the Cultural House as far as Wallace Lane.
As of Oct. 26, the service district was waiting on a water assessment to come back from the Department of Health.
“As soon as those assessments come back from the Department of Health we would look at extending to Baker’s Auto Body,” explained Pardy.
This would mean, according to the service district, that another 53 homes will avail of water form the George’s Brook line.
The 24 homes that are hooked up to the George’s Brook system were, as of Oct. 26, under a boil order. This will be lifted when the LSD receives positive results from the Department of Health.
“We’re moving along and progressing nicely. It’s great to have George’s Brook water flowing into Milton. It’s wonderful,” said Pardy.
The other end of Milton then will remain on the Clarenville system until a Booster Station can be installed, tentatively in early November. The booster station, which will be constructed near Baker’s Auto Body, is a plastic, dome structure containing a pump and chlorinator, which will pump water up hill towards Bar Road. It will cost approximately $50,000.
Pardy explained that the booster station would be necessary because without it they would likely not be able to supply adequate pressure to homes on a higher elevation.
Much of how the LSD would proceed hinged on whether Clarenville would extend the cut off date for the supplying water to Milton.
The decision to allow Milton to hook up to Clarenville’s water system was made by Clarenville town council July 25, on account of the decreasing water level in Lily Pond.
Clarenville town council, on Oct. 24, voted unanimously to extend the agreement until Nov. 30.
A town employee turns on the water from Clarenville to Milton on Wednesday afternoon, July 26.