Water, Water, Everywhere

The ChronicleHerald of Canada tells MHProNews 300 families in the Mountain View Estates manufactured housing community at Lake Echo in Nova Scotia have been without potable water since last December. MHC owner Killam Properties, Inc. of Halifax, Nova Scotia has issued monthly updates saying the boil-water order remains in effect until further notice, advising residents to boil water for one minute before drinking, cooking, washing food, dental hygiene or any other act involving consumption, and giving sponge baths to children. In its July advisory Killam said two new wells had to be drilled; in August Killam said, “We are waiting for the water chemistry results and completion of the hydro-geological study.” While noting the inconvenience of the boil-water order, the company said, “Our main objective is to ensure safe water for our tenants.” After the Environment Department determined there were unacceptable levels of particles in the water last Dec., Killam developed a corrective solution, and the department says the water quality now appears to be good. The next step is for the necessary permits to be issued and then the wells will be hooked up to the distribution system. Killam is one of the largest MHC owners in Canada.

(Photo credit: Well drilling rig/Wikipedia)

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