Sam Ferris with the Water Security Agency says they’re certain the water is safe to drink.
“We weren’t sure that the plant was going to be able to cope with the water. We found out through testing that it is, and we’re confident that there’s adequate treatment and disinfection.”
North Battleford is expected to connect a pipe from the town of Battleford over the next few days and water conservation remains essential in the community.
Prince Albert continues to rely on its reserve supply, but Ferris hopes the 30 kilometre waterline from the South Saskatchewan River will be commissioned on Friday.
The Ministry of Environment says its main focus is on the assessment and recovery along the shoreline.
Ministry rep, Wes Kotyk says there are more than 500 people dedicated to the recovery of the river and 62 boats being used as part of the clean-up.
There are now 19 animals that have died as a result as of the spill, and the ministry is closely monitoring the situation.