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Water Today Title December 11, 2017

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Advisory of the Day



Heather Estates Mini Home Park in Howie Centre Nova Scotia is under bwa for the second time in recent months. The park is owned by Killam Properties, one of Canada's largest residential landlords, based in Halifax.

"I think we've indetified the problem," says Jackie Lavallee of Killam Properties. "One of the well seals was leaking and we are now repairing it. These systmes are 30 to 40 years old, you know there are bound to be problems."

According to Lavallee, the water is from a drilled well and is not treated before distribution.

"We are very proactive, samples are sent to the lab once a week even though the provinces only requires it to be done 4 times a year. Whenever there is a power outage or a storm, we issue precautionary advisories. I have a level 2 water treatment certificate and prefer to err on the side of caution."

There are 217 sites in Heather Estates but Lavellee does not know if they are all currently occupied. "Usually there are 2 to 3 people per site," she says. " Notices were distributed door-to-door."

Howie Centre is located on Cape Breton Island.

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