Decision on supply needed
RAEWYN OFFICER is reluctant to take even a sip of the water at the Lake Roxburgh Village.
Having lived there for the past eight years, she knows what it is like to have to boil water every time there has been a significant rainfall to muddy the water from the lake.
The water tanker is almost a permanent feature of the village, providing drinking water to alleviate the situation.
Several ideas are on the books to take advantage of the Ministry of Health subsidy for water supply, but time is running out.
Meetings today at 4pm and 6.30pm in the Roxburgh Memorial Hall will allow council staff to answer questions before people put in their submissions, which must be in to council by November 17.
Whether the council chooses to upgrade just the Lake Roxburgh supply or the Roxburgh and Lake Roxburgh supply, the options are not cheap, but without the $385,588 already promised from the Ministry of Health it becomes almost impossible for an area whose residents are more in the retired and fixed income range.
While the council has ideas, they would welcome suggestions from those who are directly affected before any decision is made.
Cautious: Raewyn Officer is reluctant to drink water from the Lake Roxburgh supply.