Around 11:00 p.m. last night, a snow plough blade damaged the recent road repair on Rideau St near Church St. With the assistance of Paul Herlehy, who helped the snow plough driver on his return route down Rideau to push most of the gravel back. Also thanks to John Struthers who responded with traffic cones.
I wanted to notify the public that the presence of the traffic cones does not mean that there is another water pipe leak.
Please call if you have any questions. 9195
The service providers are on Rideau St working on the repair to the water pipe. As you may have learned by now, when the pipe burst today, the water came out with such a force that the water tower emptied before the broken pipe could be isolated. When that occurs, the Medical Officer of Health issues a 48 hour boil water advisory. Please heed the MOH’s advice. Each resident should have been visited by a fire fighter or a member of Council tonight and received a copy of the boil water order.
Most of the Village has water again, however those south of Rideau, are waiting for the broken pipe to be repaired.
It has been a long day and I want to recognize the efforts of the many service providers – Charby Jackson, Ontario Clean Water Agency, Tackaberry and Westport Telephone Company – who have worked together to resolve this issue.
Specifically, I want to thank Chief Jay DeBernadi and the many Westport Fire Fighters who responded to my request to assist with the door to door canvas, notifying everyone in the Village of the boil water order from MOH. I was so pleased to find so many of you at the Fire Hall for the 6:00 p.m. briefing.
I also want to express my appreciation to Councillors Huth, Parliament and Schwinghamer who came to the briefing and took their fair share of streets to canvas. Together we are always stronger.
We all be waiting for the repair to be completed (some more than others!) on Rideau St.
Please call the councillor of your choice or me if you have any questions.
Mayor Robin Jones