SHELBURNE, N.S. – The Town of Shelburne has the taps turned on at Graham’s Park and the Guild Hall for people being impacted by the dry summer weather and the ever-lowering water table.
A hose has also been set up at the Shelburne Volunteer Fire Department where people can fill up containers.
While the Town of Shelburne has a water utility that supplies residents, businesses and institutions in the Town and surrounding areas of the Municipality of Shelburne with water, CAO Dylan Heide said the Town has been receiving requests for water over the past week which has prompted the set-up at the fire hall and getting the word out regarding the availability of water at Guild Hall and Graham’s Park.
Heide said the Town checks the water level at the Lake Rodney reservoir daily and “have a good idea on the rate of depletion. As the weeks go by with no significant rainfall, we have started comparing with the lake levels from the drought two years ago. The lowest point in 2016 was recorded closer to the end of August and as of last Friday, we are 7 inches above that. Given the size of the lake, this represents a significant amount of water,” said Heide, adding if the dry weather trend continues “we will take appropriate measures as the situation requires.”