Folks in Granville Ferry, N.S., are being informed to select up protected ingesting water from the Annapolis Royal Hearth Division after the group’s holding tank ruptured final Wednesday.
“The water began gushing out the underside of the tank,” mentioned Allan Parish, the warden of the Municipality of the County of Annapolis. “They obtained a patch for the leak, however it did not work.”
Parish mentioned he does not know what prompted the rupture, however engineers have been on the web site and the county is anticipating a report.
The tank was put in in 1995. County officers have converted to older reservoirs however the water can solely be used for laundry and bathing.
David Dick, the municipal CAO, mentioned it may take a month to restore the tank.
“You possibly can think about how sizzling it might be inside that tank with welding torches,” mentioned Dick. “To be protected, they’re in for 20 minutes and popping out for 20 minutes.”
A welcome signal for the city of Annapolis Royal. The city usually will get its ingesting water from the Granville Ferry system, however has quickly converted to a different holding tank it owns in close by Lequille. (Robert Brief/CBC)
The city of Annapolis Royal usually will get its ingesting water from the Granville Ferry system, however converted to a different holding tank it owns in Lequille.
City officers organized to have water trucked in from Digby to refill the tank.
However Amery Boyer, the mayor of Annapolis Royal, mentioned it was not an easy switch.
Boyer mentioned there’s a dust street that leads uphill to the Lequille tank and the vehicles are too heavy.
“So we needed to pump water from the water tank into a hearth truck after which increase it into our tank,” Boyer mentioned.
Since there was a chance of the water being contaminated within the switch course of, folks in Annapolis Royal had been informed to boil the water for one minute, as a precaution.
Boyer mentioned a brand new pump has been put in that ought to eradicate the necessity to boil water.
“So the repair is in, however we now have to ensure it really works first,” mentioned Boyer. “So we’re trying in the direction of the tip of the week.”