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Council votes against giving resident non-potable water hook up

Posted on August 21, 2018 by 40 Mile Commentator

Justin Seward
Commentator/Courier

Bow Island town council was asked to consider the request from Nico and Will Remijn’s residence along Golfview Drive to access the town’s and golf course’s raw water line at its Aug. 13 meeting.
The Remijn’s idea was to connect to raw water reservoir ends at the Bow Island Golf Course and cover the costs of the hook-up.
The town had spoken to Alberta Environment and their response was they do not have any regulations for non-potable water to water the grass. However, it was advised that the line cannot connect to a potable water source.
“The water line wasn’t designed for this,” said Bow Island Mayor Gordon Reynolds.
“We feed the golf course and designed as the one … for the ball diamonds. They have to take turns. We can’t do both at the same time.
“It takes a fair bit of coordination. Our parks staff and the golf course make sure that everybody is getting sufficient water and adding people to this just doesn’t make sense.”
He put it into prospective that 50 years ago a non-potable system wasn’t included and to do a retro fit, the whole town would be “extremely expensive.”
“We’re still trying to fix our potable water system and keep it working,” he said.
“Non-potable isn’t in our plans at the present time because we have other priorities.”
Reynolds believes there has not been any other similar formal requests.
Council voted not to let the Remign’s go ahead with their plan.

Cell phone use

Council voted in favour of implementing A-00-20 Cell Phone Use. The decision came after a noticeable amount of cell phone use during work hours with sending personal texts.

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