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Water Today Title October 22, 2018

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Advisory of the Day



Last Tuesday, August 26, Manitoba Hydro called the Wabowden town office to advise them that there would be a power outage on Wednesday between 1:00 and 1:15 and 6:00 and 6:15 pm. They called again on Wednesday morning saying that the outage would be between 2:00 and 4:00 pm. In fact, the power outage lasted from 2:00 to about 5:30 pm. This caused a depressurization of the water system, and a boil water advisory was issued. This is the second time this has occurred in the last two months.

"They do this at least once every year between midnight and 6:00 am for maintenance purposes. It was supposed to be for fifteen minutes this time. I don't why this one was called, I was away and I'm just trying to catch up", says assistant CAO, Lisa Shlachetka. "Water samples were sent to ALS environmental laboratory in Winnipeg. As soon as we get two clean tests, the advisory will be lifted."

This is the 7th BWA in Wabowden since 2012, the last one was issued in June 2014, also due to a a planned power outage.

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