Sandspit’s water system is ready to go, but there is one more thing to do before people can hook up.
Moresby Island Management Committee chair Gail Henry says the health officer will be there on Thursday Feb. 2 at 7:30 pm in the community hall to explain to residents that they must deactivate their old wells.
She says some people, including her, don’t want to do this but the health officer will explain about the safety issues.
The concern is that water from wells might flush back into the town system and create a potential health safety issue.
Those with good wells are concerned that if a problem occurs with the town water, they will have no back up if their wells are closed off.
Other people, whose wells are no good, can’t wait to hook up.
Ms Henry says wells that produce water not fit for human consumption should be capped and buried.
Any other questions people may have about the water system will be addressed at the meeting.
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