Holyrood one step closer to new emergency water supply

By Mark Squibb/September 9, 2022

Holyrood council voted on August 23 to hire Englobe Corp., as consultants for the Salmonier Line Emergency Water Supply project at a cost of $56,793 (HST included).

Councillor Curtis Buckle said the motion was a step in the right direction.

“This motion put before us here tonight is a very important motion,” said councillor Curtis Buckle. “I think this is a great motion here tonight and I think it’s going to add a lot to our water issue in Holyrood. As you know, we have had water issues and we have had them over the last few years, and we’ve had them this year.”

Mayor Gary Goobie added some of his own thoughts.

“Water is a big priority with this council,” said Goobie. “We are investing a lot of money to improve our infrastructure.”

Plans to improve the water supply in the town, include construction a larger water tank, new water line extensions to North Arm River, and a new water treatment plant.

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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