Goose Cove water reservoir drained
Town awaiting rain to refill pond
Note: The following article was written on July 26. Not all information provided may be up to date at the time of publication. There has been more rainfall in the area and the reservoir’s water volume has increased since the time of writing. As of July 30, the reservoir was still not in use by the town.
Residents of Goose Cove are still waiting to see when they will have town water again.
Jack’s Pond, the source of town water, was completely drained earlier this month after dredging operations stirred up sediment and made the water too dirty to use.
The community is now awaiting rainfall and run-off from nearby ponds to refill the reservoir.
Until Jack’s Pond refills, it’s not known if the water will still be clean enough to use.
In the meantime, Goose Cove has set up a supplementary line at a nearby pond. It is clean for bathing and washing but hasn’t been tested for drinking.
Resident Max Sexton says they’re “getting by” with the current arrangement. But he still has concerns about Jack’s
Jack’s Pond, the Town of Goose Cove’s water reservoir, has been drained due to sediment polluting the water.