Halifax senior reaches 1 month without running water

ON Many Reserves, This is How it is All the time. But it Ain’t right no matter where one lives

Global News

HALIFAX – Fred Lordly says he wishes he had running water again, but instead he spent part of Monday morning preparing for possible rain.

Lordly, 82, who lives in South End Halifax near the North West Arm, had his municipal water service cut 30 days ago after he refused to replace a drainage pipe on his property. Since then, he’s been drinking bottled water, taking donations from neighbours and collecting as much rain water as he can.

“Fortunately enough, we have good drainage [in our eaves]. ” he said. “It goes right in my buckets. We have a little swimming pool. I fill it right up.”

Halifax Water says the solution is fairly simple.

“The problem is Mr. Lordly’s,” said James Campbell with the utility. “He has an illegal connection there and it’s a connection that’s been that way, since I believe the 1960s. So we’ve identified that there is a problem…

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