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Water Pressure Subsidy Policy
Policy Manual - Section II - Subsection X
In an effort to ensure that all residents have sufficient water pressure to carry out their
daily activities the Town will be providing a subsidy to residents who encounter lower
than normal water pressure levels.
The following are guiding principles to determine water pressure issues and solutions:
1. The Town will check water pressure at a resident on several occasions by
connecting a pressure gauge to the outside water connection belonging to the
property owner to determine water pressure to the property.
2. Minimum water pressure that would receive a subsidy would be 18 psi or less.
Anyone 19 psi or greater will not qualify for a subsidy. This will be
determined by staff of the Town of St. Anthony. Pressure cannot be impacted
by valves closed off or leaks in the immediate area.
3. A Water Pressure Subsidy will be issued on a one time only basis for a
particular property, irregardless of ownership changes.
4. For those qualifying for a subsidy, the following would have to be completed:
a. The property owner would be required to purchase and install a water
pump and tank at their own expense. Once installed, all associated
invoices and a picture of the pump must be forwarded to the Town of St.
Anthony. After a review is completed the Town would than issue a one
time payment of $400.00 to the property owner as subsidy for the pump.
If taxes are outstanding against the property or individual, the $400.00
subsidy would be placed against the outstanding account.
b. All maintenance, repairs and replacement work and cost would be the sole
responsibility of the property owner.
c. The Town assumes no legal obligation for defects, setup and or other
issues pertaining to the pump installation, operation and placement.
The Town of St. Anthony adopted the Water Pressure Subsidy Policy on 26th day
of May in the year 2010. Motion Number 97-2010
Moved by: Councillor Kinsella
Second by: Councillor Walker
Mayor Ernest Simms
Town of St. Anthony