Yvonne Brown has noticed a change in water pressure from time to time at her Goose Arm Road home in Deer Lake.
“It’s not like it used to be, for sure,” she said.
With the rivers and brooks seeming to have lots of water, Brown said, “I’ve wondered why it was down.”
The town says the pressure is down due to high usage levels. A common problem in the summer months when people tend to be a bit more free with water, watering their lawns and washing their vehicles.
It’s because of the impact on the water pressure in parts of the town, including Goose Arm Road, that the town has implemented some water conservation measures.
Brown thinks it’s a good idea to have those measures in place. She knows that people can water their lawns and gardens at certain times, but she’s even been refraining from doing so and reusing some household water for that purpose.
She said the low pressure hasn’t affected her much when it comes to cooking and washing.
“But if I had a big family, it might.”
Audrey Bennett has also noticed a change in her water pressure.
“We seem to have low water pressure the majority of the time,” she said.
Bennett wonders if development in the town could also be affecting the situation.
“Maybe the lines can’t keep up with what’s required,” she said.
Her home is on a corner of Goose Arm Road, so she said she hasn’t been impacted much by the drop in water pressure.
“I think further in the road they’re having problems,” she said, adding she also supports the conservation measures.
“I think the majority of people (do). I hardly ever see anybody watering their lawn anymore.
“I figure when the rain comes, we’ll get enough.”