Plan to fix Carp's water passed by committee
An $8-million plan to fix the water problem in the village of Carp has been approved by a city committee.
Located just west of Ottawa, more than 1,600 people now call Carp home. A municipal report outlining the need for better infrastructure in the areas was presented at city council's agriculture and rural affairs committee meeting on Friday.
The report indicated that the population of the village is expected to more than double in the next 15 years. That will put more pressure on the current communal well system.
Already some Carp residents have complained about the taste of the water and low water pressure.
"Carp has the worst water in the city as we speak, so we definitely need to spend more time and effort and money in modifying the water. Also, we have about 50 residents in Carp who don't receive enough pressure," said Ottawa Councillor Eli El-Chantiry.
The plan calls for homeowners to pick up about $1.5 million of the cost through their water bills.
Council is set to make a decision in July. If the plan gets council approval, construction will begin in the fall.