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2017/9/21

BONAVISTA, NL: NFLD TOWN HAS 20TH ADVISORY IN A DECADE



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The Town of Bonavista, Newfoundland has been under a boil water advisory (BWA) since September 15.

Situated on the tip of the Bonavista peninsula on the East coast of Newfoundland, the town is undergoing maintenance and repair of their water supply system.

"It is common practice for municipalities to implement a voluntary boil water advisory to residents as a precaution in such cases," said a spokesperson for Service Newfoundland, "It is expected that the Town of Bonavista will be able to lift the current advisory by Monday, pending the completion of this maintenance."

The water supply system, which draws their water from nearby Long Pond, services a population of just over 3500 residents. It's uncertain at this time whether all residents are affected by the advisory.

The first European to set their gaze upon Bonavista is said to have been John Cabot, who upon seeing her shores exclaimed," Buon vista," which translates as, "Oh, happy sight!" Since then, the town was known as a bustling centre of commerce, specifically as it relates to fishing. Many tourists visiting these days take delight in watching puffins, whales or icebergs float by.

This is the 20th water advisory for the town since 2008, many of which were due to low chlorine residuals. Multiple attempts to get a representative from the town to give more details on this advisory and its possible tie-ins to previous BWAs were unfruitful

Situated on the tip of the Bonavista peninsula on the East coast of Newfoundland, the town is undergoing maintenance and repair of their water supply system.

"It is common practice for municipalities to implement a voluntary boil water advisory to residents as a precaution in such cases," said a spokesperson for Service Newfoundland, "It is expected that the Town of Bonavista will be able to lift the current advisory by Monday, pending the completion of this maintenance."

The water supply system, which draws their water from nearby Long Pond, services a population of just over 3500 residents. It's uncertain at this time whether all residents are affected by the advisory.

The first European to set their gaze upon Bonavista is said to have been John Cabot, who upon seeing her shores exclaimed," Buon vista," which translates as, "Oh, happy sight!" Since then, the town was known as a bustling centre of commerce, specifically as it relates to fishing. Many tourists visiting these days take delight in watching puffins, whales or icebergs float by.

This is the 20th water advisory for the town since 2008, many of which were due to low chlorine residuals. Multiple attempts to get a representative from the town to give more details on this advisory and its possible tie-ins to previous BWAs were unfruitful.





































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