Until further notice, the Town has no choice but to control and lock the compost gate area. The area will be open Monday-Friday 7:30 am-4:00 pm. Open from Saturday 9:00 am and closing Sunday at 9:00 am. If the town can find a way to resolve the garbage issues that continues to plague the compost area, then we will consider going back to opening the yard 24/7
Advisory - July 6, 2012
As of 5:50 pm Town staff have repaired the leak in area of RBC and water has been turned back on. All residents located from well 1 and 3 on the Holyrood Access Road along the south side through to Duffs should have their water restored shortly. As the tank recovers residents located west of 667 CBH should have normal water and pressure restored.
As of 5:05 pm, July 6, 2012, town staff had to turn off the water from Well 1 and 3, Holyrood Access Road, through to Duff’s, in order to address a serious leak in the RBC area. Staff will attempt to make the repairs as soon as possible and then the water will be restored.
Public Notice - July 6, 2012
Throughout this week, the Town has been experiencing difficulty maintaining a consistent level of water located in the tank on the Salmonier Line.
Since our water issues in May, town engineers and staff have completed a leak detection program from Duffs through to 667 Conception Bay Highway. The data recorded, identified 3 potential leaks and throughout this week, staff have been attempting to specifically locate and make the necessary repairs.
The most serious leak is in the area of the RBC bank and staff are currently on scene working at this location.
This week, residents from Duff’s Road through to 667 Conception Bay Highway should not have been experiencing any water loss problems. Traditionally, over the past year, the area beyond 667 Conception Bay Highway, west to O’Connell’s well receives water from the tank. As the tank level decreases, pressure decreases, and it’s difficult to get water to residents who are at the elevated points east of O’Connell’s well.
On a number of occasions this week, staff have moved the area east of O’Connell’s well to receive their water supply from O’Connell’s. Each time this happened, staff have found that the demand on O’Connell’s well far exceeded the normal usage and as a result residents on the far end of Ridge Road experienced water loss.
Staff have been completing a daily review of the O’Connell’s system to determine where the extra demand is coming from. It has been determined that a number of residents were not aware of the water conservation and/or protocol for filling swimming pools. Whenever the environmental demand exceeds the domestic regular usage, O’Connell’s well trips out and as a result, some residents lose water for short periods.
Staff continue to work on making the necessary repairs and we hope to return to normal tank level in the coming days.
Residents located in the area from Well 1 and Well 3 on the Holyrood Access Road through to Duff’s, continue to experience a lot of air in the water supply. As soon as the tank can be restored to regular levels, town staff will flush the hydrants to get the air out of the system.
The Town has received an explanation on the potential cause of water loss from the tank back in May and we will provide residents a breakdown of this information in the coming days.
We ask your continued cooperation until this issue is brought under control and we ask you to comply with the water conservation notice and please register your swimming pools as we have arranged for an alternate water supply for filling them.
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