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TEST DATE: August 7, 2018
CONDITIONS: Mid-falling tide, only 3.55 mm of rainfall over the previous 11 days.
Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation hosted the first meeting of the Lunenburg Harbour Health Advisory Group on July 25, 2018. The Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation (Coastal Action) was commissioned by the Town of Lunenburg to initiate the group.
August 1, 2018
The Town of Lunenburg is actively working to improve the water quality of our Harbour. An article published in the Chronicle Herald on July 30, 2018 [and by Canadian Press on August 3, 2018] can be misleading as it combines several issues into one. What we do know is that there is no single magic bullet solution. We also know that an investment of time and money is needed to make things better, and the Town is accountable for being assured that proposed solutions will work.
Careful consideration of the various issues has led Town Council to the following actions:
In addition to the weekly waterfront monitoring sites, Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation is monitoring five other sites established throughout the harbour for bacteria, nutrients (phosphorus and nitrogen), Secchi disk depth (an indicator of water clarity), and several in-situ parameters including dissolved oxygen, water temperature, and total dissolved solids.
These sites will be tested a total of five times between June and October. Three of the these tests will be spread throughout the monitoring period to assess seasonal changes in bacterial conditions, while the other two tests will be in response to moderate and heavy rainfall.
The first two of the five tests have been conducted; the enterococci bacteria condition results are attached below.
PUBLIC WORKS - July 16, 2018
Please be advised that Dexter Construction began infrastructure upgrades to Brook Street storm and sanitary mains today. Dexter will be working at different locations on Brook and Falkland Streets. The work will take approximately 2-3 weeks to complete, and there will be intermittent traffic interruptions and detours.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as this important infrastructure work is completed. If you have questions about it please contact the Town Engineer, Jamie Burgess, at (902) 634-8992, ext. 3.