Town of Nipawin Media Release Update November 20, 2015
For immediate release
On Wednesday November 18, 2015 it was reported to the water security agency that we were experiencing a sudden drop in chlorine residual in the Town of Nipawin`s distribution. We advised our EPO we were not comfortable with the water quality and a precautionary drinking water advisory was issued at 9:30 a.m. November 18, 2015 to ensure there is no danger to the residents as per regulations.
NOV 27th UPDATE: PRECAUTIONARY DRINKING WATER ADVISORY - UPDATE
We are pleased to advise that we now have more than adequate chlorine residual entering the distribution system and are getting great residuals in the distribution. However, we still need to flush the dead end lines before samples can be sent to the provincial lab. We also need to fill the east reservoir and send samples from it in order to bring it online to bring the system up to its original capacity. The reason for filling the east reservoir at this time is to avoid potentially triggering another Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory by bringing it online at a later date.
Each set of samples have to be collected 24 hours apart, which will be time consuming. If we are able to send samples from all locations at approximately the same time, and are given the all clear, it will be the latter part of next week at the very earliest before we will be able to lift the advisory.
In the interim, we are still on a Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory and residents are reminded to continue to boil water for consumption until you are notified otherwise.
Thank you for your patience during this difficult time.
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