Holyrood moving forward with North Arm water testing

By Mark Squibb/March 24, 2022

Holyrood town council has taken another step toward securing a new water supply.

“In order to have another water supply for the Town of Holyrood, we have to do some testing on the North Arm River,” explained councilor Sadie King during the February 22 public meeting.

Council voted unanimously to award the water testing of North Arm River to Avalon Laboratories for a cost of roughly $6,300 plus HST, the lowest of three bids the town received.

Council then voted unanimously to submit an application to Gas Authority to cover the total cost of the testing at North Arm River.

“This is federal government money, it’s not coming directly out of our operating budget, so that’s good that that amount will be covered off,” said Mayor Gary Goobie.

The decision to move ahead with water testing comes at the recommendation of SNC-Lavalin following its 2021 North Arm River Water Supply Investigation.

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