Water Users Meeting…

 June 10, 2010

Last night’s water meeting was a great success. There were so many people in attendance with varying levels of frustration over the proposed 100% plus price increase in our water rates. There was a wealth of information put forward by our Mayor,Leo Finnigan, Councillor Diane O’Brien and Commission of Corporate Services and Finance Susan Turnbull. But what really got the backs up of the attendees was that Council feels that the water users in Picton, who we all feel get preferential treatment, should have their increase phased in over 5 years. It was learned that these same users never paid a cent to hook up to their water in the first place. The consensus was that since we paid over $5000 to hook up to our water they should pay their fair share, nearly $8000, to do the same. No one in this County should get special treatment. If you are as steamed about this issue, please come out to one or both proposed meetings on this subject on June 21st at the Ameliasburgh Town Hall or June 23rd at the Crystal Palace in Picton.


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water meeting2Susan Turnbull speaking to the crowd.

Boil water advisory lifted…

February 8, 2009

Residents of Trenton can now drink their water after the Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Health Unit lifted a boil water advisory.

The advisory, issued Friday night at 11:30 p.m., was lifted Sunday morning after laboratory tests showed no evidence of bacterial contamination. The water is safe for use, a press release issued Sunday morning stated.

The precautionary boil water advisory was for consumers of the water supply in the City of Quinte West, including Trenton east and west, Consecon, Carrying Place and Glen Miller. The advisory was issued due to a loss of system pressure which may have lead to direct contamination or contamination through back siphonage or pressurized back flow.

The situation created the potential for contamination to be drawn into the water system.


Boil water advisory issued in Trenton…

 February 6, 2009

The boil water advisory was issued late Friday night by the Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Health Unit and includes the areas of east and west Trenton, Consecon, Carrying Place and Glen Miller. Approximately 7,000 customers – including residential, commercial and industrial buildings -are impacted by the advisory.

The reason for the advisory is a loss of system pressure. The advisory was issued as a precaution until tests show the water is safe to drink.