Progress made on Ge­orge’s Brook-Mil­ton wa­ter sup­ply

The Packet (Clarenville) - - FRONT PAGE - BY MARK SQUIBB THE PACKET

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.

PACKET FILE PHOTO

A town em­ployee turns on the wa­ter from Clarenville to Mil­ton on Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon, July 26.

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