March 10, 2021 – Water Update
Update March 10, 9:00 am
Please continue to follow the instructions on the Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory Instructions. We will have flushed the system for the second time today and the hydrants and line flushing will happen tomorrow and Thursday. Please limit your use of any water, as per the DO NOT USE advisory as while we flush we have to monitor the Lift station and the Water Treatment Plant for levels. It is important for the crew to have all water available to do line flushing today and tomorrow, please DO NOT USE the water.
Please be careful while driving as the hydrant flushing will lead to wet streets and the weather will likely create icy sections of streets. We will do everything we can to prevent icy areas, but we will also be working as quickly as possible to get this flushing complete to get the water back online.
We hope to be able to give access to water and that the DO NOT USE order will be lifted by Friday. The reason this takes time is dependent on the incoming water and processing times. We have complete trust in our operators and are very grateful for their long hours on this flushing process, they are working long hours and we always pass on your thanks and kind messages to them which helps us all stay positive.
We have set up a drive through filling station at the Sportsplex parking lot. This is set up for you to fill jugs or water bottles at the Sportsplex. This is NOT for Drinking Water. Potable water from the OASIS on Wheels Truck, a the licensed carrier, can be used for cooking and hygienic purpose. This truck will be available until Thursday March 11th, at the Sportsplex parking lot, daily from 8am to 6pm. If the hydrant line flushing is delayed, we will hire this truck for another day. We realized yesterday with the weather and the dark, that 6 pm will be the close time.
We have a non-potable water that can be used for flushing toilets and this water, per conversation with Sask Health Authority can be treated with bleach 1 oz. per gallon for 2 minutes and used for washing dishes and washing hands. This non-potable is not to be used for any consumption, any hygienic actions, or for cooking. This truck will be available until Thursday March 11th, at the Sportsplex parking lot, daily from 8am to 6pm. If the hydrant line flushing is delayed, we will hire this truck for another day.