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their homes to await another emergency, hoping it would not come but ready if it did.
They also had the satisfaction of knowing that they serve their community well and
deserve its thanks.
For quite some time, Olga Hedrick has been interviewing new-comers to PKS and
writing about them for the ShoreLine, It was a time consuming job, but Olga did it
Olga difld on April 3rd, She had told us that she had written or was about
to write a number of her "New Neighbors" pieces for publication in this issue, Unfor
tunately, we did not receive them before her death.
Your Editors will miss her contributions to this paper as, we are sure, will our
readers. Of more moment, we will miss Olga,
Carolina Water Service, Inc., the company which furnishes water to PKS, obtains
its supply from three wells. One is located at the Company’s office (entrance off
Mimosa Boulevard), one at Brock Basin and one near the tennis courts at Ocean Grove,
The first-mentioned pumps 3^0 gallons per minute, the second ^0 and the third pumps
500 gallons per minute. The three wells average 200 feet in depth.
The stand-pipe storage tank on Roosevelt Boulevard is 132 feet high and has
a capacity of 150,000 gallons. Since the Town uses about 125,000 gallons
WATER daily, the stored water would, in an emergency, give us a normal supply for
SUPPLY least one full day, even if it could not be replenished,
A, G, Davis, who manages the entire operation, has done so for many years. He
says that the pumps are controlled by an automatic system that turns them on and off
according to the demand for water and to fulfill the requirement that pressure be
assured at a constant level. The arrangement is designed to keep the storage tank full^
at all times. These control devices are maintained at the fenced-in building near the
Company's office and near A,C,'s home. It is interesting to see them in operation and
to notice the rotating chart which records the operation of the pumps doing their task
of keeping supply adequate and pressure unchanging, A.G, says that these devices con
stitute a $150,000, control system. It is so arranged that, should anything go wrong,
a loud siren will be activated; should the Town lose electricity entirely, the pumps
will be operated by gasoline motors, A,C, anticipates that in the not very distant
future another stand-pipe storage tank will be required for adequate storage in the
western part of the Town,
Water is chlorinated at the Company's place here in PKS, Large tanks of chlorine
are kept at the site, A sample of water is collected daily, under strictly specified
conditions, and sent to the State for bacterial testing. At least once each month a
State representative comes to PKS to recheck the chlorination record maintained by the
Company and generally to supervise the purity of the water. A,C. says that no question
has ever been raised as to its quality.
The two marinas in PKS - at Brock Basin and at Hall Haven - are owned and operated
by Pine Knoll Association, Inc, Those areas were deeded to that home-owners association
by the Roosevelts on March 23, 1977.
BROCK BASIN In that year the Brock Basin anchorage facilities consisted of 11 slips
AND meant to accommodate larger boats. At the same time Hall Haven started
HALL HAVEN with 8 slips for smaller boats. There are now 21 slips at Brock Basin,
of which 14 are presently rented. Brock Basin slips are leased on a flk
calendar year basis at $210, per year. Hall Haven boasts 24 slips, of which 14 are
now occupied. Rental there is $135* per year, also on a calendar year basis. Water