SaskEnergy said they’ve determined that January’s large natural gas outage was caused thanks to previous unreported damage.
On January 10th, natural gas service was lost to nearly 4,500 homes and businesses in northeastern Saskatchewan in Melfort, Saint Brieux, Kinistino and the surrounding area.
SaskEnergy’s Casey McLeod said this serves as an important reminder to always report even suspected damage to lines.
“If you do make contact with a natural gas line, whether is ruptures at the time or not or even if you just think you made contact with a line, give us a call and we will send someone out,” she said.
“If we get out there and nothing has been damaged or nothing’s been hit it’s not charge to you to have us come out there,” McLeod added.
Investigation has determined the line was damaged by a back-hoe type machine.
The crown is now working to determine who was responsible.
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