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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Water Ban for Chepstow

Chepstow | by Robyn Garvey  

Water volume usage triple normal July levels


Brockton has placed Chepstow under an immediate water ban due to unprecedented high water volume usage.

Within 24 hours of issuing a request to the community to cut down on water usage, Chepstow's water rates have hit an all time high, tripling the usual July rates.

Utility Manager Colin Saunders calls the outright water ban absolutely necessary.

He says over the last two weeks soaring water usage rates has placed Chepstow's water system under great strain, and is causing serious concerns for the municipality.

Saunders says if the water volume usage doesn't drop soon, the Chepstow water system will be dealing with water quality problems due to rising turbidity levels.

If fact turbidity levels are already on the rise.

Due to the urgency of the matter, Brockton Council felt the water ban would be more effective than issuing another request to residents to curb their water use.

Council is serious about this water ban and will be monitoring residents flow meters which will indicate whether or not they are adhering to the water ban.

Brockton's Bylaw Enforcement Officer will also be monitoring the community very closely.

The Water Ban will remain in place until further notice.

As for the rest of Brockton, Saunders says water volume usage is well within normal limits and there is no need to implement a water ban at this time.

Residents are reminded however that odd numbered homes water on odd days and even numbered homes on even days.


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