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Water Today Title December 11, 2017

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On July 5, 2014, heavy rain and winds in excess of 100km/h swept across Nova Scotia, PEI, New Brunswick and the Gaspe Coast. The fringes of hurricane Arthur dropped 83 mm of rain on Gaspe, overwhelming many a small water system, including the one at 'Chez Ron', a small and well-liked diner owned by Anglos in the heart of French Québec. Four months later it is still listed on the Quebecs' lists of advisories.

"Only one sample came back positive for bacteria," says Noreen, the restaurant's manager. "The advisory was lifted shortly after. Since then, the water samples we send for analysis twice a month, have all come back clean. At the time I had to rush the samples to the lab so I could get them back for the weekend. None of this was great for business, but nobody really cares."

According to reviewers on Trip Advisor, anyone who's ever been to Gaspé knows Ron's. Food is simply good, service cordial and quick, and the lobster club tops it all.

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