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Water Today Title November 24, 2017

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A boil water advisory was issued for Frenchman Butte on Monday, August 10; it was the Hamlet's seventh since the beginning of 2015.

"It's a very small hamlet, the distribution system serves about 58 people," says administrator Bryson," So whenever there is a a line break or a maintenance issue, the whole system has to be shut down. But breaks and power outages also give us the opportunity to fix a portion of the distribution system. The Hamlet has a water treatment plant but most of the pipes are brass or copper and 30 to 40 years old."

According to Bryson, Frenchman Butte Hamlet - along with the Village of Paradise Hill and the Town of St. Walburg - is part of the Rural Municipality of Frenchman Butte, which has a lot to do with why is had the funds to build a treatment plant; the RM funded it through the federal government's gas tax program.

The Rural Municipality of Frenchman Butte is one of the largest municipalities in the Province of Saskatchewan having a geographical area of about 1,928.32 square kilometers. Located 45 km northeast of Lloydminster, it is named after a Frenchman who was killed there by Indians in the 19th century. It is not known how or why this man was murdered. This was also the site of the Battle of Frenchman's Butte between Major-General Thomas Bland Strange and Cree Chief Big Bear. The site of the battle was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1929.

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