PICTOU – Discoloured water and pressure issues may have plagued the Town of Pictou over the weekend, but town engineer Jim Chisholm says he and his staff are working hard to keep everything working as it should while work is done to a standpipe in the town.
After hearing some concerns and questions about how long the problems would last, Chisholm advised councillors to direct residents to call his department.
He said they can fix the discoloured water where it occurs by flushing the pipes.
The work on the standpipe is expected to take about four weeks to complete. In the meantime a bladder is being used to store water as a backup.
A standpipe is a large vertical pipe which the town pumps water into in order to produce a desired pressure.
Without the standpipe, pressurized water is being fed directly from the town wells to the town and has to be carefully managed by the public works department.