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2017/1/24

SLED LAKE, SK: TRUCK FILL INSTALLATION MISHAP LEADS TO PRECAUTIONARY ADVISORY IN SLED LAKE, SK



On January 18, a Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory (PDWA) was issued for all users of the northern settlement of Sled Lake due to possible contamination during installation of the truck fill. Sled Lake is Northern settlement - or unincorporated community - located in northwestern Saskatchewan. The community is about 40 minutes away from Green Lake, and currently has a population of 39 people. Unable to reach anyone at the community office, we turned to the Saskatchewan Water Security (WSA) for clarification

In an email, spokesperson Patrick Boyle explained:

WSA received and upset report on Wednesday (AM) from the operator informing us that when the contractors, who are onsite installing the truck fill, drilled through the concrete to install the suction line, the concrete plug and associated debris had fallen into the reservoir. Visually some of the cuttings were noticed and additional turbidity readings taken helped to confirm that.

As the reservoir will need to be drained down, the debris removed and cleaned, disinfected, and sampled, the advisory will most likely remain in place for at minimum a week's time. They are going to wait until all construction on the truck fill associated parts are into the reservoir and sealed off before working towards advisory removal."





































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