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2018/7/11
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SAINT-CLET, QC: WATER ISSUES LEAD TO EXTENSION OF BWA



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The Municipalité de Saint-Clet, in Québec's Montérégie Region, has been under a boil water advisory (BWA) since July 3. The notice published on the municipal website stated that the advisory was issued "following a failure in the water treatment system."

The province of Québec recently experienced a record-setting heat wave, and this too had an effect on the Municipality's water reserves. On July 5, Saint-Clet instated a lawn watering ban. The public was advised that due to the heat the Municipality was "recording a significant consumption, [...] it is now forbidden to water lawns throughout the territory, until further notice."

On July 8, 2018, the population was advised that "technical services employees [were] working to repair a major break in the water system." Following a diagnostic Saint-Clet had to "close the water to all users." That action was not planned at the outset of the repair work.

One day later the Municipality issued an update on the BWA that stated that "Due to repairs to a water leak this Sunday, the municipality is required to extend the boil water advisory."

WaterToday contacted the municipal office to see how the situation has progressed. Nathalie Pharand, the General Director for Saint-Clet, confirmed that "the repair work was completed during the day on Sunday."

When asked when the advisory would be lifted, Pharand responded "we must wait for the results of the samples taken after the repair, as required by law." In the interim, the population has to continue to boil their water.

Pharand confirmed that "the watering ban is still in effect." The Director underlined that "there is no impact on the quality of the water during a prohibition of lawn watering, it is to help nature, [and] the water table."

cori.m@watertoday.ca








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