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Councillor Brian Kelly says stress levels lowered in Howley with water services restored

While the water is back pumping in Howley, the town is still in a state of emergency.
While the water is back pumping in Howley, the town is still in a state of emergency. - Photo by Roxanne Ryland

Howley town councilor Brian Kelly says residents were in better spirits with water services restored in the town on Friday.

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Residents of the tiny west coast community have had a rough week with a state of emergency declared earlier this week because of issues with the town’s water distribution system.

Late Friday afternoon, Kelly said everything is up and running and residents could go back to their normal business, but a permanent fix to the problem won’t happen until the town receives parts required to carry them out.

He wouldn’t speculate on how long it would take for the parts to arrive, but as soon as they do the system will be taken down and repairs carried out immediately.

“Without a doubt, I, sure it relieves a lot of stress for people,” he said.

Kelly said everybody was concerned about the issue, but thankfully the town came out on top after working with the provincial government to address resident concerns.

“We got water again, everyone’s stress load is a little less, and everybody’s a little happier so carry on,” he said.

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