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2017/7/28

CARONPORT, SK: DATA ENTRY ERROR MAKES WATER ADVISORY SEEM MORE TROUBLING, SK



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Planned utilities maintenance is responsible for a precautionary drinking water advisory being issued for a few streets and a college in the village of Caronport, Saskatchewan.

The province's Water Security Agency had initially labelled the reason for the advisory as, "Intentional contamination of treated water suspected or confirmed," however after speaking to Patrick Boyle, Director of Communications for the agency, it was confirmed that there was a simple data entry error by an agency employee.

"There was an issue with the posting and they entered the wrong reasoning," Boyle said, "It's actually just planned maintenance. They were doing some waterline work. Our guy just entered the wrong drop down information and it's since been updated."

Village officials declined to comment on the story, A contractor working for the city had called the agency ahead of time to schedule the drinking water advisory for the small area.

Although exact figures could not be provided, it's estimated that about 100 people may be affected by the advisory.

The work is scheduled to be completed within the next couple days, after which some tests will be conducted 48 hours apart to ensure to contaminants have entered the system.

Should all go according to plan, Boyle says that the advisory should be lifted early next week.





































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