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REGINA, SK: SMALL SASK WATER SYSTEM ON LONG TERM PDWA SINCE 2006
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A small water system outside Regina has been on a precautionary drinking water advisory (PDWA) since July of 2006.
When the city of Regina experiences high water usage, The Boggy Creek Well system that supplies two rural customers outside the province's capital city may use un-chlorinated groundwater.
According to a representative from Saskatchewan's Water Security Agency (WSA), the customers receive properly chlorinated water most of the time.
"The City wells would only be used when there is a Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant outage," said Patrick Boyle, Director of Corporate Communications for WSA in an email to this reporter, "This has occurred on average about once every 2 years and usually last for less than a day."
Boyle also mentioned that the WSA is working with the City of Regina to rescind the PDWA, and make the City issue Drinking Water Advisory notices to the 2 customers when the high water usage instances arise.
They are hoping to resolve the issue so that the advisories are no longer a problem but did not inform this reporter of any solutions they have in mind.
WSA informed us that the rural customers are aware of the situation and do not complain.
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