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St. John, Isabella. Isabella St. John Interview Excerpt H
Descriptive TitleSt. John, Isabella. Isabella St. John Interview Excerpt H
TopicHouses
Architecture, building and construction
Water Sources
KeywordsWater
Person as TopicSt. John, Isabella
DescriptionTranscript: In 1974 we didn't have water and sewer services, as we are used to them now... The water was delivered by a truck... and the sewage was picked up with a truck. A different truck... but you could put your buckets of sewage out on the front deck to be removed, although a lot of people had their own systems... basically just pipes going into the harbour. And it wasn't until 1983 that the city took part in a federal program that paid 90% of the costs of putting in the water and sewage... they had to go down... six or eight feet... they were just blasting, blasting, blasting... all through the Battery they blasted. It took ages... They built a wooden bridge around the back of the houses here, because we couldn't walk up the street, so... we had to walk outside, for a period of time. But anyway, after that... since that time, our water is piped in, and our sewage is piped back up the hill and back into the harbour. A very costly circle.
Date2007-03-15
CollectorRead, Heather
FormatAudio/mp3
TypeSound
Resource TypeAudio
LanguageEng
CollectionIntangible Cultural Heritage Inventory - Avalon
RightsCC BY-NC 2.0 CA
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