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One in 10 Newfoundlanders can’t drink the water coming from their taps

Those without wells at disadvantage

September 7, 2022  By Ground Water Canada

St. John’s – Residents of smaller communities near the Newfoundland and Labrador capital are either enjoying the quality of their drinking water or they absolutely loathe it, largely depending on whether or not they have their own well. In Branch, located about two hours from St. John’s, some people enjoy crystal clear water from a well, but others sourcing their water from the town supply are complaining of discoloured, slimy water. Those without wells have been subjected to boil-water advisories for several years and are forced to buy bottled water, acquire water from their neighbours’ wells or visit Kerry’s Spout – a clean public water supply of spring water from the shoreline. About one in 10 people in the province can’t drink water coming from their own taps. CBC News report | READ MORE

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