Mil­ton fully con­nected to Ge­orge’s Brook wa­ter sup­ply

Lo­cal ser­vice district no longer buy­ing wa­ter from Clarenville

The Packet (Clarenville) - - FRONT PAGE -

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.”

JONATHAN PAR­SONS PHOTO

The last fire hy­drant in Mil­ton, in­stalled as part of the wa­ter project, bring­ing Ge­orge’s Brook’s sup­ply to Mil­ton.

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