Pugwash Requests Free Emergency Water Source
Pugwash asked for a free water source at the Village Hall and they just might get their wish, though not in the way they asked.
In a letter to Cumberland Council, the Commission noted that many people were without water during the power outage that followed Hurricane Dorian. With the new village water system being gravity fed, the outside tap at the Village Hall was a welcome source of quality, emergency, drinking water.
The Village asked council to consider leaving that tap as a free source of water.
However, the county engineer noted all water utilities must account for all water that flows through the system. Justin Waugh-Cress says the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board would not allow such an unmetered source.
Waugh-Cress did not slam the door on the idea. He said council could consider a way to offset the cost of that water through a grant or some other way.
The council seemed to think it was a reasonable event so the engineer will provide options for council consideration at its next meeting.
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