The city of Regina says tests show the water at Roughriders’ new stadium isn’t suitable for drinking yet.
Mayor Michael Fougere says water samples taken from Mosaic Stadium have been sent for testing and results will come back by Friday.
Fougere says the city has a back-up plan to deal with the issue and it shouldn’t discourage people from coming to Saturday’s game.
Crews will bring in potable water for the fans.
People are also allowed to bring in their own beverages, as long as they are non-alcoholic, sealed, and under 591 millilitres.
Kim Onrait, executive director of city services, says gravel and stones were found in the water pipes when they were flushed.
He says it’s not clear how the debris got in there but water is being restricted until further notice.
Signs will be posted this weekend at all 23 stadium washrooms and over sinks reminding fans not to drink the water.
“Some of these things happen and that’s why we do our testing first, to make sure things work out well. Overall, testing is good,” said Mayor Michael Fougere.
Free Regina Transit Services to the stadium begins at 11:45 a.m., gates open at 12:00 p.m., and kick-off is 2:00 p.m.
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