Goose Cove wa­ter reser­voir drained

Town await­ing rain to re­fill pond

Northern Pen - - Front page - BY STEPHEN ROBERTS

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

STEPHEN ROBERTS/THE NORTH­ERN PEN

Jack’s Pond, the Town of Goose Cove’s wa­ter reser­voir, has been drained due to sed­i­ment pol­lut­ing the wa­ter.

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