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TEST DATE: July 17, 2018
CONDITIONS: Low tide rising; boats coming and going from Fisherman’s Wharf/Foundry area; no rainfall for previous 10 days.
PUBLIC WORKS - July 16, 2018
Please be advised that Dexter Construction began infrastructure upgrades to Brook Street storm and sanitary mains today. Dexter will be working at different locations on Brook and Falkland Streets. The work will take approximately 2-3 weeks to complete, and there will be intermittent traffic interruptions and detours.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as this important infrastructure work is completed. If you have questions about it please contact the Town Engineer, Jamie Burgess, at (902) 634-8992, ext. 3.
*A map of the testing sites is attached this week – the red triangles are the sites being tested and shared weekly; the green circles are the secondary sites that will be monitored five times through the season (Jun, Aug, Oct, and after two heavy rainfalls) for the end-of-season report.
TEST DATE: July 10, 2018
CONDITIONS: No rainfall in previous 72 hours; mid-falling tide.
*The full Minutes package is available on the Town website here: https://goo.gl/HC9vDG
• Former Senator Wilfred Moore updated Council on the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board municipalities’ meeting he attended on behalf of Council. The Town of Lunenburg has consistently expressed opposition to drilling offshore because of the threat to marine ecology and the fishery.
Senator Moore reported that the Federal Government is proposing a new impact assessment system to provide for greater public consultation and environmental analysis in considering future drilling.
*Please note we will be posting Mondays at noon each week for the rest of the testing period. Thank you for your patience!
Test date: July 3, 2018
Conditions: The tide was low and rising (less water around effluent pipe for dilution), no rainfall for several days prior, a large yacht came into the Foundry dock over the weekend, boats coming and going from Fisherman’s Wharf.
The Town of Lunenburg is posting the first test results of its second season of voluntary harbour water quality monitoring today. The Town is also announcing that an engineering study is taking place this summer to review Lunenburg’s entire wastewater system and recommend potential upgrades.
Harbour Water Monitoring
The 2018 program of Lunenburg Harbour water monitoring is being independently administrated by the Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation (Coastal Action), a recognized Lunenburg-based environmental non-profit.