Public Notice: Low Pressure in Upper Zone

WATER WORKS NOTICE

Leak Detected Causing Low Pressure in Upper Zone
Sunday, January 09, 2022

 
The Town of Trenton Water Works Department has identified a leak that may cause low water pressure for residents in the upper zone. Currently, we are still in the process of determining the physical location of the leak to allow for repairs to be completed. We apologize for any inconvenience to residents and hope to have this rectified as soon as possible.

(May 11, 2021) Off-highway Vehicle Use in Trenton

TOWN OF TRENTON NOTICE

Re: Off-highway Vehicle (OHV) Use

In the springtime, when the ground begins to thaw and becomes soft, use of off-highway vehicles can create visible damage to trails (as seen in the photo below). Unfortunately, when off-highway vehicles use trails unintended for such use, there can also be damage to vegetation, increased runoff, soil erosion, and degradation of water quality.
 
Per the Off-highway Vehicles Act. R.S., c. 323, s. 1.:
Permission of owner or occupier
14 (1) No person shall operate an off-highway vehicle on a sidewalk, walkway, school grounds, utility service lane, cultivated land, private forest land, campground, golf course, park, playground or any private property, without the written permission of the owner or occupier.
 
The Act is available in full online: Off-highway Vehicle Act 
 
What does this mean?
In short, the Town does not permit the use of off-highway vehicles (OHV) on any Town-owned lands including trails or within Trenton Park. You are not allowed to use off-highway vehicles on any lands which you do not own, and you do not have written permission from the property owner to be on their lands with your off-highway vehicle.
 
What if there are no signs stating OHV are not permitted?
Signage is not required as the Town does not have any lands where off-highway vehicles are permitted. If you do not have written permission from a property owner, you are not permitted to be on their lands with an off-highway vehicle. This is the law.
 
What should I do if someone is using an OHV on my land without my permission?
If you find someone using their OHV on your land without your permission and wish to make a complaint, please contact the New Glasgow Regional Police Non-Emergency Line at 902-752-1941.
 
What should I do if I see someone using an OHV on Town-owned land or property other than my own?
If you find someone using their OHV on Town-owned land or property other than your own and wish to make a complaint, please contact the Town of Trenton at 902-752-5311.
 
What should I do if I find damage on Town-owned land (including trails) caused by an OHV?
Please report any damage found to the Town of Trenton by calling 902-752-5311.
 
For a breakdown of Provincial Rules and Regulations regarding Off-highway Vehicle use, visit:
 

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2021 Property Assessment Notices

2021 property assessment notices have been mailed by Property Valuation Services Corporation (PVSC). To talk to an assessor, please call 1-800-380-7775, Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm or email

Did you know you can find more information about your 2021 property assessment online?

Log into My Property Report at www.pvsc.ca with the Assessment Account Number (AAN) and PIN on your 2021 Assessment Notice.

Residential Lead Sampling

As part of Health Canada’s efforts to reduce lead concentrations in drinking water, municipalities are now conducting lead sampling in residentials homes. The Town of Trenton is seeking the participation of 22 homeowners who suspect they may have a lead service line, lead soldering in their plumbing, or lead fixtures, and would like their water tested. Trenton’s water distribution system continuously meets the Health Canada Guidelines for lead in drinking water. However, some houses are known to have lead piping, soldering, and fixtures, which can contribute to increased lead concentrations in drinking water. Sampling will involve collecting a 1L sample of water after a period of 6 hours where no water has been used. Sampling will be conducted once annually during the warmest months, with the possibility of increased sampling depending on the results. If more than 22 residents request to be part of the study, the Town’s Water Works Dept. will choose 22 residential homes which best represent the focus of the study. The resident’s chosen will be contacted, and informed when sampling can begin. Sampling bottles will be supplied by the Town of Trenton. For more information, or to sign up, please contact:

Dan Campbell
Director of Water Works
Tel: 902-752-1450