Advisory of the Day
COLIFORM BACTERIA FOUND IN CHURCH CAMP WELLS, NS
The management at Camp Evangeline in Debert, a summer resort affiliated with the Pentacostal Assemblies of Canada, did not take water samples from their water system until this summer. When they did, the tests returned positive for coliform bacteria. On August 15, a Boil water advisory was issued for Camp Evangeline's wells #1 and 2.
"There are only 2 or 3 people in the church camp right now, "says volunteer director of development, Tony Smith. "But there were over a hundred when we took the samples. We have been following the provincial regulations closely since we failed the tests".
A first set of follow-up samples was sent the the lab in Truro and the next will be sent next Tuesday. "There is no point is doing it now because the results won't be back until next week, it takes 48 hours", he says.
According to Smith, a plumber told him that the the coliform was most likely in the well's steel casing and that the chlorine should be poured all around to get rid of the coliform completely.
"I've been following the province's guidelines and there was no mention of this about chlorine", he says.