Testing has begun on the pipeline from the Town of Battleford to the City of North Battleford and officials are hoping to have it running after the weekend.
The City of Prince Albert’s water treatment plant brought in more than 22,600 cubic metres of potable water on Thursday night from the South Saskatchewan River and Little Red River. Prince Albert’s City Manager Jim Toye says the City now has enough water to resume its supply to surrounding rural communities.
An insurance claims centre will be set up this weekend in Prince Albert to help businesses impacted by the spill.
The Water Security Agency’s spokesperson Patrick Boyle says officials are working hard to figure out long-term plans for affected communities.
“The long-term option is to turn the intakes back on, and working in some sort of order. That’s part of that risk-assessment and part of our pre-treatment options,” Boyle said.
Clean-up on the North Saskatchewan River continues, with more than 139,200 litres of oil now removed. There have been 69 wildlife moralities, with 12 animals currently being treated.