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Latest News: Village of Wellington Halts Phase VI Canal Clearing


The 2015 summer season is upon us and the Village of Wellington is continuing to clear canals across the town in an effort to maintain a healthy environment for our residents. A part of this maintenance involves removing vegetation and other items that block access of clearing crews and equipment to the canals and along their banks. Keeping these waterways and banks clear is absolutely vital to enable clearing of debris after serious weather events and also prevention of potential interruption or contamination to Wellington’s potable water supply.

In order to maintain the canals for the safety of our residents it is imperative that canals be kept clear of vegetation and/or debris. The Village must preserve one or two access points to the canal banks as drainage easements usually fall between homes and are consistently blocked by landscape, fencing or other elements.

The Village owned portion of the banks includes any land that lies between the water’s edge and the property line.  Currently, The Village is only planning to clear the amount of space necessary for a large backhoe to access the canals for clearing of any items that block the waterways after weather events and future improvements and maintenance.

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