Construction begins on new waterline

10 November 2020
Rothesay Netherwood School

As we continue to progress as a school and make improvements that align with our Strategic Plan and Campus Master Plan, we have to ensure that the infrastructure of our campus is sufficient and sustainable. To this end, we have been working with the Town of Rothesay to find solutions to a significant water pressure issue which has challenged RNS for many years. In fact, several of our buildings currently require booster pumps to provide the pressure necessary to support our drinking water and sprinkler systems. 

After several discussions with the Town in search of solutions, it became clear that the only viable option was to connect to the new waterline that runs along the Town’s Hillside Trail located on the east side of our campus. 

We are currently working with the Town and contractors, Dillon Consulting Limited and Galbraith Construction, to minimize the impact on the environment by following the contours of our property. The work for this new one kilometre waterline began on November 6th and will continue for the next several days.

The impact on our old-growth wooded campus is unfortunate. As part of the plan with the Town and contractors for this project, any disrupted land and trails will be repaired and restored. As a school, it is our commitment to our community that over time, we will go above and beyond to ensure that new trees and plants are returned to this unique ecosystem. We are very grateful to have this beautiful piece of land as part of our campus.

If you are using the trails on campus, we urge you to use caution in the coming days as there may be construction equipment on the trails. Please also be reminded that pets are to be on a leash while on the Hillside Trail and on school property.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work with the Town to improve our school’s infrastructure.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Head of School at or by calling the School Office at 847-8224.

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