Water Advisory News

Water Advisory News

Herald photo by Tyler Clarke

Collection of news stories on the Prince Albert Water Advisory Issue

The City of Prince Albert Water Treatment Plant. As the “1956” reads over its front door implies, the building is aging. Its upkeep has not been maintained to its fullest over the years, city manager Robert Cotterill said.

Prince Albert boil water order lifted

March 16, 2012 - 8 h 15

After about six weeks of urging residents to boil their water, Prince Albert's boil water order has been lifted for city users as of this morning.

Crews are currently flushing rural lines, so...

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City close to lifting water restrictions

March 14, 2012 - 12 h 08

Prince Albert residents are now one giant step closer to normal water use.

The city finished flushing the system today in Zone 2, which is roughly the southern half of Prince Albert. The emergency...

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Pool fundraiser coming along swimmingly

March 10, 2012 - 6 h 00

Hopes of saving the Marion Aquatics Pool remain afloat, with $12,560 raised only five days into a fundraising effort.

"That's five days!" the fundraiser's head Greg Dionne enthusiastically noted....

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New estimate has drinking water safe by April

February 28, 2012 - 20 h 06

The end of Prince Albert's boil water order is in sight, city manager Robert Cotterill said during a press conference on Tuesday.

"Our estimate now is that we will be in a position to provide...

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Giardia cause uncertain

February 24, 2012 - 22 h 42

Dr. James Irvine, medical health officer, says that there are a number of ways in which a person can contract the parasite, including but not only water. "It will be impossible to know for sure, if...

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Water Plant repairs and upgrades

February 23, 2012 - 22 h 17

The fourth step in the system-cleaning plan, the installation of the fourth and final filter is well underway at the water treatment plant. In order to continue the necessary upgrades, it was necessary...

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“Several more weeks,” of boiling water

February 21, 2012 - 21 h 38

 

It has been 18 days since the contamination of the water, says Cotterill. He confirmed once again, that there have still been “no positive test results for...

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“Several more weeks,” of boiling water

Water sanitation continues

February 15, 2012 - 21 h 43

 

Colin Innes, the city's director of public works, says that they have devised a five-point plan to clean the system effectively. On Thursday,...

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Water woes to last longer than previously anticipated

February 10, 2012 - 20 h 22

The expectation that Prince Albert's water issues would be resolved within two weeks was overly optimistic, city manager Robert Cotterill said.

"Our two-week concept, we don't think is reasonable,"...

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Water woes to last longer than previously anticipated