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Water Today Title December 15, 2017

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On July 27, the Nipawin office of the Saskatchewan Water Security Agency issued a Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory to the town of Midale, due to a Cross connection incident with backflow issue either suspected or confirmed.

"There was a break in the raw water line near the treatment plant, that risked mixing the raw water with the treated water," says Midale Assistant Administrator Ashley Langford. "The break has since been fixed and water samples were sent to the lab in Regina. Once we get two clear results, the advisory will be lifted. Water samples usually take about a week to process.

According to Langford, the advisory affects all residents of Midale, or some 560 people. They were advised by radio or phone calls.

Midale - Where "Oil, Grain and Recreation Meet" - is located on Highway 39, midway between the cities of Weyburn and Estevan, and 60 kilometres southeast of Regina. On July 5, 1937, during the great depression (and drought), the highest temperature ever recorded in Canada at 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit) was recorded in Midale. This temperature was also recorded that same day in Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan (64 kilometres northwest). Wikipedia

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