Earlier this month

Earlier this month

Spardell Mobile Park under boil water notice

A boil water notification was put in place at the Spardell Mobile Home Park at the beginning of February after a pipe leaked.

A boil water notification was put in place at the Spardell Mobile Home Park at the beginning of February after a pipe leaked, leaving some residents without access to water for two to three days.

After receiving complaints from local residents in regards to the water quality and limited water pressure in the area, an environmental health officer was sent to investigate the mobile home park.

“On Feb. 2, the environmental health officer who has this file did talk to the owner and advised the owner to issue a boil water notification,” Public Health Inspector Robert Birtles said, adding, “The owner failed to issue the boil water notification and that resulted in a site visit from the environmental health officer on Feb. 3.”

It was determined at that time that the changes in water were due to a system failure.

Spardell Park owner Rick Pater noted that the leak was repaired within a few days and the boil water notice was put in place as a precaution.

“They’re really being super, super precautious,” Pater noted, adding that before the notice is lifted, the park must get three clean bills of health. “We’ve had two results already [and] both of them have been clean.”

The water is being tested for chloroform as well as E. coli, Birtles said.

The last sample of water was taken on Monday, Feb. 23 and Pater said they will receive the results on Friday, Feb. 27.

“Assuming that those samples are clean as well, then we can lift the boil advisory,” said Pater.

Birtles reiterated Pater’s remarks, stating, “We’re actively involved in that file still. The boil water notification will be enforced until such time that the owner can make changes to the water system.”

The mobile home park owner noted that the actual leak affected few people in the 35 acre park.

“Obviously that’s a challenge to find it and repair it,” said Pater. “We did remediate the issue as quickly as we could.”