Conway Rec bracing for another summer of bottled water

Conway Rec bracing for another summer of bottled water.
CONWAY — The summer program started Wednesday at the Conway Recreation Department and for the second year in a row, kids are being told not to drink the water in the Center Conway building.
Last year, 246 children from Albany and Conway participated in the six-week program.
Eastman had 220 pre-register this spring.
Campers are encouraged to bring their own water bottles.
"Please be advised all recreation participants and staff should not drink the water that comes from any of our faucets within the Conway Recreation Department Building," the signs state.
"Clean water will be supplied in our water jug for all programs outside on the bleachers and for all teen center participants."
Town Manager Earl Sires said the building, which once served as the Pine Tree School, needs work.
"The gymnasium is not insulated (using 400-500 gallons of heating fuel every two weeks).
"It’s a combination where we’re outgrowing it, and the facility itself we buttoned it down for 15 years, but now we’ve got to the 15 years," Sires continued.

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