Boil Water Advisory in Effect includes Willowgrove and University Heights

This is a message from the City of Saskatoon’s mass notification system, notifynow

(See the Willowgrove University Heights Community Association facebook page for more details and current updates)

Please be advised that neighborhoods located east of Central Avenue and north of College Drive are under a Drinking Water Advisory until further notice. An issue with the water distribution system occurred Monday morning that caused a portion of the system to de-pressurize. Please boil your water prior to drinking or ingesting, which includes brushing teeth, washing fruits and vegetables, washing hands, and making ice.

Once all laboratory tests are complete, you will receive another notice indicating the Drinking Water Advisory is lifted and the water is safe to drink.

Water Outage service alerts will be issued with regular updates at saskatoon.ca/service-alerts or follow @YXEServiceAlert on Twitter. For more information, visit https://www.saskatoon.ca/services-residents/power-water/water-wastewater/drinking-water or call our customer service centre at 306-975-2476.

Thank you for your patience.

 

News Release

Land Development Project Affects Water Supply in City’s Northeast

For immediate release: June 27, 2016

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Public Works and Saskatoon Water have been dealing with an urgent situation in the city’s northeast.

A contractor working on a private land development punctured a 42” Primary Water Main which resulted in significant depressurization in the neighbourhoods on the east side of the river, north of College Drive and east of Central Ave.

West side neighbourhoods are not affected.

The break was isolated at 1:15 p.m. and water service and pressure is currently returning to normal. In the meantime, and as safeguard, a Drinking Water Advisory is in effect for the above mentioned areas.

Right now, City staff are checking the system and conducting water quality tests. In addition, Saskatoon Water is performing computer modelling to determine the extent of the area affected.

NotifyNow will be used to advise affected customers and citizens of the DWA and where to find further information.

Water Outage service alerts will be issued as more information becomes available. Visitsaskatoon.ca/service-alerts and follow @YXEServiceAlert on Twitter.

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