No Sign Of Council’s ‘Water Barometer’ Promised For July

town hall 8There’s still no sign of a new ‘water barometer’ on the Town Hall to remind people about low water levels on St Mary’s and the need to save water.

And despite the recent rain, the Council on Tuesday warned that there are still “possible resource issues.”

It’s now more than a year since councillors voted for the reinstatement of the water level marker after Council Chairman Amanda Martin said she wanted it back on display.

At the time Senior Manager for Infrastructure Craig Dryden promised the members it would be in place by the start of the tourist season.

And earlier this year, councillors were told a new one would be created by July, because the officers couldn’t find the old one.

But it’s still not appeared.

We asked the Council’s Press Office on Tuesday whether they’re still planning to put one up, but they didn’t respond.

Last August the Authority’s Emergency Planning department imposed a hosepipe ban because they said low rainfall and a predicted increase in tourists would put further pressure on the supply from St Mary’s struggling desalination plant.



6 Responses to No Sign Of Council’s ‘Water Barometer’ Promised For July

  1. Si G August 15, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Doctor, doctor, people keep ignoring me..

  2. Mark Prebble August 15, 2015 at 10:49 am

    In this we can see yet again, the blatant disregard some of the officers and staff have for elected members. Pitiful, petty and a reflection of the way in which this Council is being run.

  3. Todd Stevens August 14, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    The Chairman should know that what you want-you dont always get; like for instance- an apology for previous incompetence? I want a resignation but bet I wont get it!

    • Deep Sea Jiver August 15, 2015 at 10:28 am

      Previous incompetence! You would be hard pushed to compete with this current lot. What was it you were all shouting for? Honesty, Transparency -I forget the rest, because it was all a load of nonsense anyway. There were no council employees shaking in their boots then -there are now. And those in position then seemed to know what they were doing -and did it, even if it upset one or two of you.

      • Todd Stevens August 15, 2015 at 11:06 pm

        A nasty little cancer was cut out back then but the horrible wound it left behind takes time to heal. The linquist knows exactly what Im talking about….. its called- “a shred of decency”

  4. Jeff Eastick August 14, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    Is anyone surprised ?