Oxford is Boiling Over Water Disruptions
Oxford Council wants an electrical backup at the town’s water treatment facility. The community recently suffered a five-day boil water order following a power outage that knocked out the chlorination plant.
The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) told council last night that she will meet with officials of Nova Scotia Power next Wednesday to iron out some issues. Rachel Jones says “The water utility is not on their priority list and that is unacceptable.”
In fact, Jones says NS Power lists the wells as “apartments one, two, three, and four. Who would ever think that is a water utility.”
Jones wants clarification of roles and responsibilities and a communications plan.
Council feels the power company has no appreciation of the cost that follows such a power interruption. The CAO said Oxford Frozen Foods had to shut down for the entire period of the boil water order.
The town is considering a plan to install a generator that could keep the chlorination plant operating during a power outage.
Oxford Frozen Foods has been invited to join the Wednesday meeting.