Drinking water advisory remains in effect
A precautionary drinking water advisory remains in effect for many Saskatoon neighbourhoods after a water main break Friday.
Published Monday, March 18, 2013 7:07AM CST
Last Updated Monday, March 18, 2013 7:22AM CST
A precautionary drinking water advisory was still in effect for eight Saskatoon neighbourhoods Monday morning in the wake of a major water main last week.
The advisory was issued Friday after the break on a main water supply line in the city’s north industrial area required repairs that posed a potential risk of soil or other contaminants entering the water supply system.
The advisory remains in effect for the River Heights, Lawson Heights, Silverwood Heights, Kelsey Woodlawn, Agriplace, Marquis Industrial, North Industrial and Hudson Bay Industrial areas of the city
It also remains in effect for the Corman Park bizhub and Sask Water customers in Martensville, Warman, Osler, Neuanlage, Hague, and Dalmeny.
People are advised to bring any water used for drinking to a rapid boil for at least one minute before consuming.
Saskatoon Public Schools says it is taking steps to follow the advisory at five schools within the affected neighbourhoods -- Brownell, Lawson Heights, River Heights, Silverwood Heights and Marion Graham Collegiate. Drinking fountains have been made inaccessible and students are asked to bring bottled water or previously boiled water to drink during the day.
Lab results of water quality tests are expected Monday morning.