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Water Issues in Barrington Municipality

Water Issues in Barrington Municipality

As more days pass without any amount of rain the Municipality of the District of Barrington has added additional resources and options for those that are affected by a lack of water.

If your well is dry please let the Municipal office know so that we can get a very clear picture of how many are affected by this exceptionally dry summer, and what further actions may need to be taken.

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The following assistance is now in place:

Washing Machines

The Municipality is in the process of setting up four washing machines on drilled well water sources. Three will be located at the Ground Search and Rescue Building, and a fourth will be located at the arena. These will be available for use starting Tuesday, September 6 in the evenings from 5-9pm, to start. More details to follow.

Water Delivery

Fire Departments have offered assistance to fill large containers at people’s homes. This water is not treated, and could only be used for flushing toilets or possibly washing clothes. Home owner is responsible for obtaining large tanks/ fish boxes. If you are interested in having water delivered to a large container please contact the Municipal Office (902 637-2015).

Fish Boxes

A number of companies have offered the temporary use of fish boxes for placing at a person’s home to have filled by fire departments. Please contact the Municipal Office if you wish to be added to the list to receive an available fish box. Those families completely out of water will be given priority.

Showers at Arena

The showers are available at the Arena for public use when the arena is open.

Drinking Water

The Municipality has a supply of drinking water at the Ground Search and Rescue Building

(3329 Hwy 3) to be given to residents. Pick up times will be 5-7pm.

Water Fill Stations

There are taps by the RV Dumping Station at the Sherose Island Rec Complex where residents can fill buckets. This water is NOT TREATED, and should only be used for flushing toilets/ washing clothes.

There are also hoses or water fill stations available outside at Island Barrington Fire Department, Barrington/ Port Latour Fire Department, and Port Clyde Fire Department.

Compiling list of those with Issues

Please continue to let us know what your situation is like, and if there are other ways the Municipality or someone else may be able to help. This is a very caring community and there are those that have offered to help. Please also remember to check on your neighbours, especially those living alone or most vulnerable.

We know that nothing will solve this issue like steady rain, but it is our hope that these fixes will help to some degree.

Barrington Municipal Council

For further info contact:

Rob Frost

Chief Administrative Officer

Municipality of the District of Barrington

902 637-2015

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September 1, 2016

Municipality Offers Water Assistance

The Municipality of the District of Barrington has now put the following assistance in place to assist those of you in need of support with the lack of water. Please continue to let us know what your water situation is like, and if there are other ways we may be able to assist. We know that nothing will solve this issue like steady rain, but it is our hope that these fixes will help to some degree.

Showers at Arena

The showers are available at the Arena for public use. This week the schedule will be as follows:

Tuesday August 30th from 9-11am

Tuesday August 30th from 1-3pm

Wednesday August 31st from 2-4pm

Thursday September 1st from 6-8pm

Drinking Water

The Municipality has a supply of drinking water at the Ground Search and Rescue Building (3329 Hwy 3) to be given to residents.

This will be available for pick up at the following times:

Monday August 29th 5-7pm

Tuesday August 30th 10am-Noon

Tuesday August 30th 5-7pm

Further times will be determined.

Water Fill Station

There are taps by the RV Dumping Station at the Sherose Island Rec Complex where residents can fill buckets. This water is NOT TREATED, and should only be used for flushing toilets/ washing clothes.

Compiling list of those with Issues

Please continue to let us know what your situation is like, and if there are other ways the Municipality or someone else may be able to help. This is a very caring community and there are those that have offered to help. Please also remember to check on your neighbours, especially those living alone or most vulnerable.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (902) 637-2015, or drop in to the Municipal Office.

 

Rob Frost

Chief Administrative Officer

Municipality of the District of Barrington

(902) 637-2015

Public Use of Showers

Due to the shortage of water, the Municipality of Barrington will ensure that the Sandy Wickens Memorial Arena is open at the following times this week for residents to use for showering if needed.

Tuesday August 30th from 9-11am

Tuesday August 30th from 1-3pm

Wednesday August 31st from 2-4pm

Thursday September 1st from 6-8pm

News Release - Water Concerns

NEWS RELEASE
Municipality of the District of Barrington
P.O. Box 100
Barrington, N.S.
B0W 1E0

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Rob Frost, CAO
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Telephone: (902) 637-2015
August 26, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Water Concerns

The Municipality of the District of Barrington has heard from a number of residents who are dealing with a lack of water due to the extreme dry conditions that we have been facing this summer. Although the Municipality does not provide, or have access to, a registered water source, Council and staff are investigating how we can assist those with the greatest need.

We are currently developing a list of those that are without water, and are having difficulty in getting water due to financial or logistical issues. If you, or someone you know, are without water please have them email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or call (902 637-2015) the Municipality to provide us with the details of your current situation. Please provide your name, address, details of the number of people in the household, current water situation, how you are currently addressing the situation, and contact info.

Council recognizes that without a substantial amount of rain in the coming weeks that this situation will only worsen, and are taking action to do what we can to assist.
Council and staff would also ask that you check on your friends and neighbours, especially those most vulnerable, to ensure that everyone is finding access to drinking water.

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Waterfront Development Park Officially Named

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On August 22, 2016, the Barrington Municipal Council approved the naming of the new park/boardwalk development in Barrington Passage, near the Cape Sable Island Causeway.

Council had recommended running an online contest to name the new park development. Through the Municipal Facebook pages, the public was asked to suggest a name for the park. Over 60 name suggestions were submitted through this process. On Monday evening, Council agreed the new name would be Island View Park.

Council would like to thank everyone who participated in the naming contest, and would like to congratulate Prudence Blades, Christine Nickerson, Amanda Rhyno and David Hibbs Nickerson who all suggested Island View Park.

An official opening of the park will be held once the park is completed.