They Fixed The Water! We’re All Going To Live! Hooray!

It’s fixed! But we still need to hold back on water use. From the City’s website:

The Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant is operational, however the repair is temporary and residents must continue to reduce their water usage to reduce demand on the plant and increase the reserve supply in case the plant shuts down again.

Sounds like I’m going to be a smelly for a little while longer. I apologize to the PD writers I’m having breakfast with in a few minutes. Smellysmelly.

Because it’s apparently tricky to find “City Of Regina” on Twitter (ROSIE!), here’s the link. You can find new announcements and the City’s full press release here. It’s after the jump, too.

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Water treatment plant resumes operating – residents must continue to reduce water use

The Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant is operational, however the repair is temporary and residents must continue to reduce their water usage to reduce demand on the plant and increase the reserve supply in case the plant shuts down again.

The plant shut down Friday night at 11:45 p.m. when a storm knocked down three power poles, cutting power to the plant. Power was restored at approximately 6:00 p.m. Saturday, but when it was turned on other electrical components at the plant failed. Crews worked through the night make repairs. As a temporary solution, power to part of the plant is now being supplied by a generator. At this time, it is unknown how long it will take to find parts and make a permanent repair.

As a result, residents are instructed to continue to eliminate all discretionary water use until the plant is fixed permanently.  Residents should drink and cook with water as normal, but postpone activities such as watering lawns and gardens, washing clothes and running dishwashers. Avoid flushing the toilet as much as possible. Residents are also instructed to avoid stock piling water by filling up large containers or bathtubs, as this only increases pressure on the system.

During the shutdown, the City used water from its reservoirs, and a number of wells to continue to supply water to the community. The water was completely safe to drink throughout the incident.

Residents may notice a difference in water colour over the next two to three days as the well water works its way through the system. The City assures residents that the water is still safe to drink.

The Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant supplies water to Regina and Moose Jaw, as well as a number of surrounding communities.

Author: Stephen Whitworth

Prairie Dog editor Stephen Whitworth will never, ever pass up a chance to make a Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo pun.