Comfort centers open at fire halls, compost bins set up in AR
© Trish Fry photo
This heron outside the Historic Gardens in Annapolis Royal may have gotten his wings clipped by Arthur, but otherwise survived. People are still cleaning up after the storm.
Don't drink the water
The Department of Environment is advising people not to drink untreated spring and well water. During the power outage people may be tempted to use springs, lakes, rivers, etc. for water sources. This is not a safe practice. Untreated water from any source can contain harmful bacteria and should not be used for drinking water.
People who are on water systems that may be affected by the power outage should conserve water, as those systems may not have the power to draw water and may be in short supply.
Where to go for water, recharge batteries
Comfort centers are open noon until 6 p.m. in fire halls in Annapolis Royal (noon until 8 p.m.), Lawrencetown (6:30 pm-9 pm), Bear River (noon until-8pm), Nictaux (noon until 8 pm), Port Lorne (all day), Margaretsville (noon -8 pm), Springfield (noon -8pm), Bridgetown, (noon until 4 p.m.), Middleton (noon until 4 p.m. and 6:30 until 9 p.m.). Fire Halls are open for people who wish to charge their phones (or other electronics) and/or who need water. People are asked to bring their own chargers and water containers.
Take a shower in Bridgetown
Bridgetown Centennial Pool is making its shower facilities available to the public who are still without power. Facilities are available July 8th through Thursday, July 10th from 4-6 p.m. Please bring your own soap and towels.
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The Town of Annapolis Royal has announced, starting today and running for the following few days, compost bins will be available at the Public Works yard for residents and businesses to drop off compostable materials in the bins rather than holding on to it until the next regularly scheduled waste pickup.
Only food compost is allowed in the containers, no plastics or food trays or any other material can be placed in the bins.
Margaretsville residents asked to conserve water
The Granville Ferry Water Plant and the Cornwallis Park Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants are once again operating normally. However, the Margaretsville Water Plant is operating with standby power so conservation is still encouraged. We would like to thank everyone for their patience and cooperation. Updates will be provided when available.