Saturday, February 05, 2011

Here's where a lot of Residents in Cape Ray get their clean source of drinking water. It's 2011 and I'm wondering if there are any more places in NL where so many have to do this. I do think Black Tickle in Labraor has a similar problem. My own source has become so bad now that we have to go to another community with our laundry and my next door neighbors also go elsewhere. This coming Spring we will have to invest up to $10,000 for an Artesian Well. We can expect no help from the Government but yet years ago they made an offer for helping communities.We will soon see large Transmission lines and Infrastructure near our community running Hydro Lines across the Cabot Strait to Nova Scotia. I doubt if anyone who comes to the area to work will build a home in Cape Ray but go elsewhere because of the fact we have no water source available. With the upcoming election in October hopefully those still without a clean drinking water supply will elect someone who thinks in this day and age it's a right to have it.


Denise said...

great idea to start talking now with the fall election is a disgrace and there are those so use to receiving no help from elected officials they just sit back and accept it.

Anonymous said...

Im surprised that they have not taken equipment into black tickle to drill a few community wells. do you know if it can be done there with the results of getting good water? all towns this day and age no matter where they are located in canada should have a source of clean drinking water.

p hann

Table Mountains said...

I'm not sure what the conditions are like in black tickle but I suspect if it was good water, the government would at least have sent in a drill rig to check it out. maybe someone else might know.

Anonymous said...

That reminds me of a old poem Rhyme of the Ancient Marnier.

Day after day, day after day,
We stuck, nor breath nor motion;
As idle as a painted ship
Upon a painted ocean.

Water, water, everywhere,
And all the boards did shrink;
Water, water, everywhere,
Nor any drop to drink.