The city of Regina has seen a near record number of water main breaks in 2017.
The city had a 125 breaks in September, compared to 28 in September of 2016.
Pat Wilson, Director of Water Works, says fixing the water leaks takes on a priority basis.
“We review on a daily basis the status of all of the running leaks and prioritize them on two criteria,” Wilson says. “Do the households and businesses affected have running water, and is there a safety concern. Each day we work on the highest priority leaks.”
There are currently 65 active leaks in the city, down from around 100 earlier in September.
Wilson says there are less and less water main breaks being reported each day.
“Overall the number of water breaks being reported daily has been cut in half to about four or five a day from a high of eight or ten a day through most of September. The highest number of water main breaks reported in a day was 16. We project the numbers will continue to trend downwards and to stabilize.”
Residents are reminded to report any leak or noticeable damage to the city by calling (306) 777-7000.