Advisory of the Day
PEI SCHOOL HOOKED UP TO TOWN WATER, BWA LIFTED
Montague Consolidated School suffered a series of boil water advisories from November 2014 to January 2105. The school is one of 25 to rely on well water in Prince Edward Island.
Despite installing ultraviolet treatment and flushing the pipes more than once, total coliform bacteria kept creeping back into the system. While there was bottled water and hand sanitizers for staff and students, a more permanent solution had to found.
It was decided to move ahead with plans to hook up the school the town of Montague's water system. The work, which the English School Board had slated for the spring, was rescheduled for February and the hook-up is now complete.
"It's a tremendous relief", says principal Norbert Carpenter.
Montague Consolidated School is a K-6 school with an enrolment of over 400 students. The town of Montague is located in the eastern end of Prince Edward Island. Often referred to as Montague the Beautiful, it is the third largest non-suburban municipality in the province, with a a population of 2,127.