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September 8, 2019 9:26 PM

Town-wide PDWA in Effect

A water break along Highway 5 near the intersection at Highway 35 has occurred and a traffic detour is in place. Residents and businesses in the area should be prepared for a water service disruption Monday morning that will last throughout the day.

Latest Update:

September 20, 2019 3:28 PM

PDWAs are issued when there is a possibility that problems with the water supply system may exist, although an immediate public health threat has not been identified. Once issued, PDWAs remain in effect until the system work is completed and two lab tested water samples, taken 24 hours apart, confirm that the water quality meets regulatory standards.

Samples taken to date have met the bacteriological standard; however, chlorine and turbidity are not consistently within the acceptable range throughout Town due to fluctuating pressure during the water tower relining project. As a result, the PDWA remains in effect until further notice.

Pressure fluctuations are causing sediment disturbance in the lines and as a result some residents are experiencing brown water. Staff have been flushing hydrants to remove the debris in areas where there are reports of brown water. Residents experiencing brown water should notify the office.

At the regular Council meeting on September 17, 2019, Council considered several options to provide a temporary water supply for residents experiencing brown water and authorized the purchase of a black potable water tank. The tank is set up on Jim Headington Way between the Recreation Centre and Aquatic Centre. Although the water is provided from a potable source in a potable tank, water should be boiled prior to consumption.

Any questions or concerns should be directed to the Town Office. 306-338-2145

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