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Water Today Title December 11, 2017

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On July 15, the Saskatchewan Water Security Agency issued a DO NOT DRINK advisory for the village of Beechy. "It's no big deal," says village administrator Mel Hanke. "just a small act of vandalism, the lid was left open at the plant, but we have to follow provincial protocol."

Hanke says it affects all of the 243 residents of Beechy. As for who the perpetrators might be" you'd have to ask the RCMP for that information", she says.

According to Saskatchewan Water Agency spokesperson, Patrick Boyle, "It was a break-in, vandals broke the lock to the water treatment plant. We suspect it was teenagers because a group of them was seen in the vicinity, but we are not sure. In any event the reservoir was drained and water samples sent to the lab. We can't take any chances."

Beechy is located in southwest Saskatchewan, in the Coteau Hills area of the province. One of the area's main atttractions are the scenic giant sandcastles that have formed in southwest Beechy, due to many years of wind and rain erosion and from the subterranean collapse. The biggest event in Beechy is the Beechy Western Days rodeo, first held in 1968.

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