Nfld. & Labrador

$3M to end Clarke's Beach boil water advisory

The mayor of Clarke's Beach says it will cost millions to end a boil water advisory in her community.

The mayor of Clarke's Beach says it would cost millions to end a boil water advisory in her community.

About a dozen families in the town currently rely on one of two wells for their water supply. That water is not chlorinated.

Mayor Betty Moore said Thursday that it would cost $3 million to ensure all residents receive water that does not need to be boiled before it is consumed.

Moore said town's share of that bill would not be cheap.

"Even with the town providing 10 or 20 per cent of the cost, we could look at $300,000," she said.

The Otterbury section of Clarke's Beach has been under a boil water advisory since June 2000, one month after Ontario's Walkerton disaster.

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