Read New Horizons Project Update to FBCA Board presented to Board week of February 25, 2019
The Fanny Bay Community Association is pleased to announce that it is the successful recipient of a 2019 New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) grant. This grant will be used to develop the new Fanny Bay Canine Companionship Park, a project that will result in the creation of an off-leash dog park, as well as the Adopt a Dog Buddy Program – an initiative that will see dog owners make their dogs available for visits with seniors who cannot own a dog for one reason or another but truly love their companionship.
The NHSP provides financial support for projects that encourage seniors to engage in their community and increase their social participation and inclusion. This is the key to improving their well-being and quality of life, as well as enabling them to stay active and share their knowledge, skills and experience with other members of the community.
The next step in the project’s process is to assemble a Project Steering Committee of 10-12 people to work with the project coordinators. The role of the Steering Committee will be to:
- Learn about various aspects of the project
- Guide the planning process; provide input to the project coordinators working on the project that can be considered in developing the vision, policies and goals for Fanny Bay Canine Companionship Park that reflect the community’s needs and wants
- Spread the word about this project and encourage others to participate
- Support public engagement activities
If you are 55+ and feel this exciting project is something you would like to help with, please contact co-coordinator Tammy Mercer-Gervais by phone or text at Phone or Text or by email before March 15th. Shortly after, a meeting date will be selected and the project will get underway!
If you have any questions, contact Tammy using the contact information above. Thank you in advance for your consideration.
January 31, 2019
Section 10 of the Drinking Water Protection Actrequires all prescribed water supply systems to have a current Emergency Response and Contingency Plan (ERCP) available in case an emergency threatens the safety of the system drinking water and puts consumers at risk of waterborne diseases and other drinking water-related hazards.
The ERCP includes a list of all people and agencies that should be contacted in the event of any kind of emergency, including operators, repair personnel, alternate water suppliers, media, applicable government agencies, and the people who draw water from our system.
We have identified potential emergency situations that could make the water unsafe, prevent the flow of water, or pose a health risk, as well as the necessary steps for effectively dealing with each situation. These include:
- Pump/Distribution Failure/Source Running Dry
- Disinfection System Malfunction/Chlorinator Failure
- Suspect Microbiological Contamination
- Contamination of Source
- Broken Water Main
- Water Tower Failure
- Back Flow
- Electrical Brown-out/Black-out
- Major Earthquake/Structural Damage
- Fire in or Around FBWD Operations/Fire Fighting With Water System
Communication plays a key role in how well the FBWD will be able to respond during an emergency. We must be able to alert all users on our system as soon as possible, especially if there is any possible risk to their health from drinking water.
Our communication plan includes phoning and/or emailing all water users. Users who are not reached via these means will be contacted alternatively.
Local media can carry warnings to the public if the situation is serious enough.
Signs will be posted throughout the district in the event of a boil water advisory or if water is not suitable for drinking.