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MIDALE, SK: SASK BWA'S NOT RELATED, SAYS WATER SECURITY AGENCY
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Similar boil water advisories placed in relatively nearby water systems in Saskatchewan were found not to be connected.
Boil Water Advisories were placed on the Town of Midale as well as the Village of Manor last week for distribution system depressurization caused by low source water levels.
Water Security Agency of Saskatchewan was able to confirm that the two advisories, placed in towns an hour-and-a- half drive apart, had no bearing on each other.
"We ran out of water in our reservoirs due to a float that didn't shut off," said Linda Dugan, Administrator for the Town of Midale, "Someone was hauling huge amounts of water and it caused us to lose our water."
Once a water line is depressurized in Saskatchewan, it is standard practice to issue a boil water advisory, just in case some contaminants make their way into the line.
"It's up to the community as to when they have them fixed," said Patrick Boyle, Director of Corporate Communications with Water Security Agency, "We have to have a series of tests 48 hours apart once the repair is done. Once they satisfy our guidelines we'll lift the advisory."
Dugan said that Midale has received word from a lab in Regina that their first test is fine and are now currently waiting on the results of the second.
Although the Village of Manor could not be reached for comment, Boyle said that the issue in their water system was a water line break due to aging infrastructure.
"It's pretty common across the province and Western Canada," said Boyle, "It could be an aging line that the freeze/ thaw cycle wears and tears.
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