According to a CBC News report, the Labrador town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay is looking for a new source of drinking water due to complaints about taste and concerns of corrosive material in the water may be eating through plumbing.
The article said one local resident blames the town’s water for damage to his hot water heater, claiming parts were installed only six months ago but look as if they’ve spent years in salt water.
The town’s mayor, Leo Abbass, told CBC News the water — which comes from a well — is safe to drink and the amount of chemical compounds fall “within the Canadian standard.”
For the last four years the town council has received complaints about how the water tastes and how it damages plumbing as well as flatware. Abass said the town is investigating the corrosion complaint and looking for a new water source.
For details, visit cbc.ca.