Ward 5 water news

WEST CARLETON – Water testing returns to normal schedule while stormwater pond maintenance makes the schedule in West Carleton water news.

“Now that the state of emergency has been lifted, Ottawa Public Health has updated its well water testing webpage to reflect regular weekly operations,” Coun. Eli El-Chantiry released in a statement.

Residents can drop off their water samples on Tuesdays at the usual frequency prior to the flood. The courier will pick the samples up on Wednesdays only. Water testing bottles can be picked up during normal business hours.  Please see below for the current Tuesday drop off locations:

  • Carp Library, 3911 Carp Rd., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Darvesh Grocery, 3084 Kinburn Side Rd., 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Nicholls General Store, 3798 Dunrobin Rd., 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • MacEwen Gas, 1794 Dunrobin Rd, 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • West Carleton Community Complex, 5670 Carp Rd., 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Lighthouse Restaurant, 655 Bayview Dr., 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Constance Bay Pharmacy, 131 Constance Bay Rd., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

In other water news a Carp-area stormwater facility is due for maintenance.   “A dry pond stormwater facility located on Juanita Avenue in Carp requires landscaping maintenance,” El-Chantiry said. “The city plans to go in and grub out some willows that are growing in the bottom of the facility. They have coordinated with the Forestry Department to confirm that this planned maintenance would not conflict with their reforestation activities. Once the work is completed, staff will be able to repair a concrete headwall that has been damaged. The work is estimated to commence in the coming few weeks.”