North Battleford’s situation remains stable with its reserves in good condition. The city is still waiting on the construction of the waterline from the town of Battleford, but officials say construction should be finsihed by Tuesday, at which point testing will begin.
Patrick Boyle with the Water Security Agency says they’re working hard to get the waterline from the South Saskatchewan River fully operational as a way to bring water into Prince Albert.
“I believe they’re moving it into the treatment plant and looking at that today, or trying to get that happening. We understand it was running yesterday and we’re trying to complete that process.”
Water from the South Saskatchewan River will be mixed with water brought in from Little Red River, which is being treated in Prince Albert.
A long term solution is currently in the works with more than 1,200 samples taken from the river and 900 of those already analyzed.
256 of those results are being discussed today with stakeholders and municipalities, and should be made available to the public by Wednesday.