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WATER ADVISORY WRAP-UP




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2020/5/25 12:00 pm


Saskatchewan Advisory Map

In Saskatchewan, PDWAs were issued to the Village of Albertville due to process failure at the water treatment facility, Hoey Waterworks due to a power outage resulting in depressurization, a portion of Watrous Waterworks due to a line break or pressure loss in the distribution system, a portion of Wolseley Waterworks also resulting from a line break or pressure loss in the system, and to a portion of Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park due to seasonal system start-up. The City of Prince Albert issued a DWA to a limited area due to water line repair. A previously issued PDWA in the Town of Vibank was lifted. First Nation BWAs were issued to Ahtahkakoop Cree Public Water System, Big Island Lake Cree PWS, and Peter Ballantyne Cree-Kinoosao Thomas Clark PWS, while previously issued First Nation BWAs were lifted for Buffalo River Dene PWS and for English River-La Plonge PWS.

In the Town of Naicam, scheduled repairs to the water treatment plant distribution system are in effect today. Residents are advised that they may experience low water pressure and discolored water however no drinking water advisory has been issued.


Newfoundland and Labrador Advisory Map

In Newfoundland and Labrador, BWAs were issued to St. Mary's Harbour due to water entering the system or facility, and after a minimum 20 minute contact time, lacking free chlorine residual of at least 0.3 mg/l, St Paul's-Two Mile Pond due to the system undergoing maintenance or repair, and to Bay de Verde-Island Pond due to the disinfection system being turned off due to malfunction or repair. Previously issued BWAs were rescinded for Mackinsons and Norris Point. In the Town of Stephenville, a previously issued BWA has been expanded to include a larger area under advisory; the original advisory was issued due to water main repairs.


British Columbia Advisory Map

In British Columbia, a WQA was issued by the Regional District of North Okanagan to the Mabel Lake Water Utility due to elevated turbidity levels. A BWN was issued by Garibaldi Coast, to Pebble Beach Prawns (Powell River) due to water treatment failure or malfunction with insufficient water treatment. Advance notice of a BWN was issued by the Regional District Central Kootenay (RDCK) to West Robson Water Service along Jones Rd, effective June 3rd, due to stand pipe installation. RDCK also issued a BWN to Erickson Water System due to emergency water main repairs. A previously issued BWN to Sasquatch Provincial Park-Deer Lake, was lifted by Fraser Health.


Québec Advisory Map

In Québec, a BWA was issued to the City of Brossard due to the presence of coliforms in the aqueduct system. A BWA was issued to a number of residences on one street in the Municipality of Brébeuf due to an aqueduct break. In Val-David, a BWA was issued to a number of streets due to work that caused a valve break. A preventive BWA was issued to all residents in Fossambault-sur-le-Lac due to an aqueduct break. Previously issued BWAs were rescinded in Montmagny, Bromont, Sainte-Catherine, Rouyn-Noranda, Saint-Damien-de-Buckland, Sutton, Sainte-Anne-de-Sorel. A First Nation BWA was issued to Innu-Matimekush-MAT Public Water System (a portion only).


Ontario Advisory Map

In Ontario, a previously issued BWA in Pickle Lake was lifted. First Nation BWAs were issued to Naicatchewenin Public Water System and to Mitaanjigamiing PWS, while previously issued First Nation BWAs to Fort Albany PWS and Kee-way-win PWS were rescinded.


Manitoba Advisory Map

In Manitoba, BWAs were issued to Cormorant North Public Water System and to the Cascade Colony (MacGregor), Semi-Public System; advisory causes were not stated however both are categorized as short term.


Alberta Advisory Map

In Alberta, previously issued First Nation BWAs were rescinded for Enoch Cree-River Cree Public Water System, Little Red River-Garden River PWS, Sunchild-New Subdivision PWS, Tallcree-Fort Vermilion PWS.




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