Advisory of the Day
YEAR-OLD BWA LIFTED IN VILLAGE HOTEL, MB
Thanks to a new well and UV filtration system, the year-old BWA at the Glenboro Hotel in Manitoba has been lifted. It has been a long saga. It was sometime in 2012, that Nancy Koos decided she wanted to buy a hotel, and she did; The Glenboro, in the town of the same name. Righ out of a fifties movie, complete with neon sign and painted on pepsi ads, the Glenboro Hotel was just what she wanted.
Then she had the water tested. The first tests revelead the presence of benzene in the water which quickly resulted in Manitoba Water Stewardship issuing an Avoidance Advisory. A few weeks later, on July 31, 2013, the advisory was downgraded to a BWA once it was determined that it was just a trace of benzene from a heater and no ground contamination had occurred.
But work needed to be done. Koos spent $20,000 replacing the shallow sandpoint well with a new well, and installing a UV filtration and water softener system. Yesterday, 54 weeks and 3 days later, the advisory was finally lifted to Koos great relief. "I am thrilled," she says. "The hotel has a restaurant, a bar, clean water and great breakfasts. Folks are welcome to drop in and give it a go."