After serving 18 long, frustrating years on a water-boil order, residents in Belleoram can now breathe a little easier in that they have a new chlorination/filtration water plant in place which is providing good, clean water to the community.
Mayor Steward May said, “This new system is a huge relief for the community as it’s great to be able to drink water from a tap again without having to boil it first. This system was a key part of our five-year economic plan that we developed a few years ago.
“Thanks to the economic impact of the aquaculture industry in the area we were able to apply for a 90-10 government project to have the system put in place.”
Mayor May said that while the water flows through the old pipes that were originally installed in the community in 1948, the system has a soda ash treatment that helps clean out the old pipes.
“This is 100 percent better than the water system we had for the last 18 years,” May said. It’s been a long time coming, but we’re all pleased that it’s now in place.”