Milton fully connected to George’s Brook water supply
Local service district no longer buying water from Clarenville
GEORGE’S BROOK-MILTON, NL — Milton residents are once again being supplied by water from within their local service district (LSD), as the community officially announced it has fully switched to George’s Brook’s supply Friday.
In a release issued on Nov. 3, LSD chairman Craig Pardy says the final process was being completed.
Milton’s water supply, Lily Pond, began to run dry a few years ago, prompting the LSD to search for a new water source for the area.
This included a temporary purchase of water from the Town of Clarenville for the homes affected by the waning supply.
This year, George’s BrookMilton embarked on a project to provide water from George’s Brook to Milton.
Most recently, the Town of Clarenville granted an extension of the purchase agreement to the end of November because the LSD was still waiting on a booster station for a portion of the houses to be serviced.
Pardy says on Thursday, Nov. 2, they experimented with the new system for three hours and everything worked fine.
Although two houses couldn’t maintain suitable pressure-levels, the situation has been temporarily remedied by residents using their own private pumps until the booster station arrives later this month.
“The need for Clarenville water, at a cost of $267 per day, will no longer be necessary,” Pardy said in the release. “We are certainly thankful that we had access to water, but we had the misfortune of neighbouring the most expensive water supply in the province.”
The last fire hydrant in Milton, installed as part of the water project, bringing George’s Brook’s supply to Milton.