A Stirling-Rawdon councillor has had enough of rumours circulating in the community about the village’s water tower and water quality.
Chair of the Environmental Committee, Councillor Grant Hagerman, asked the municipality’s Chief Operator of water and sewer systems, Matthew Richmond, whether rumours were true that the bottom of the water tower was filled with sand and that the water tower itself was leaking.
Richmond said he had no idea where the persistent rumours were coming from, and stated categorically that after a recent inspection of the water tower, it was certain that there was no sand in the bottom of the tower.
“The drinking water system is highly regulated in all communities, and our water is tested on a weekly basis and analyzed by provincial officials,” said Richmond.
As far as the tower leaking is concerned, Richmond says that there was a microscopically small leak from a fitting in the tower, leaking a drop of water every 20 seconds or so. He said that small of a leak was of no concern and would be easily repaired when the tank is re-lined.