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Barrington municipality opens arena for showers, makes non-potable water source available

A lack of rain this summer is causing problems for some people when it comes to water in their wells.
A lack of rain this summer is causing problems for some people when it comes to water in their wells. - Contributed

BARRINGTON, N.S. – The Municipality of Barrington is making the showers at the Sandy Wickens Memorial Arena available to residents who are facing low well water levels as a result of the dry conditions this summer.

A non-potable water supply (not safe for drinking ) on Sherose Island is also being made available to residents, and starting next Monday (Aug. 20), washers will be available for use at the Barrington Ground Search and Rescue building in Barrington Passage.

The initiatives were made by Barrington municipal council’s committee of the whole at a meeting on Aug. 13, after discussions on the situation.

“It’s starting to become one (an issue),” said Warden Eddie Nickerson. “We are hearing from some people. I feel its going to be a concern if we don’t see some rain, that’s for sure,” noting his own well will likely be dry by the end of week if doesn’t rain.

Warden Nickerson said staff are also exploring avenues for help from other sources in maintaining a supply of potable water should the situation worsen.

The showers at the arena are available for use Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the present time. The washers will be available for use from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday to Friday.

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