The Water Security Agency is working alongside the communities of Prince Albert, North Battleford and Melfort to help provide drinking water to their residents.
The after the Husky pipeline oil spill last week has forced the communities to turn off the taps.
Prince Albert should have their temporary pipeline from the South Saskatchewan River in place by Friday and are looking and bringing in additional water from the Little Red River. Melfort meanwhile is working to optimize water treatment and that is progressing well.
In North Battleford, Sam Ferris with the Water Security Agency says they are working on short and long term plans. “Treated water levels in North Battleford reservoirs generally continue to be in good condition as of this morning (Wednesday). Certainly water conservation remains essential. Work to arrange both short, medium and long term source water supply continues.”
To date 14 animals have died as a result of the spill and five more are receiving treatment. Most of them birds.