Water will be shut off at Regina’s Pasqua Hospital for Saturday night and early Sunday morning.
The water softener in the building is being replaced, and water is planned to be off from 8 PM Saturday night until 6 AM Sunday morning.
Pasqua Hospital spokesperson Andre Kroeger explains why there is a need for a new water softener in the building.
“This current softener is about 35 years old, they’ve been exceptionally well maintained, and had an exceptional life to them so we’ve had great service,” Kroeger says. “They are overdue to be replaced so we were exploring options on that over the summer and now it’s about time where the actual system has been ordered. All of the other components are in place, and we are just doing the final turnover right now.”
Kroeger says patient care should not be affected by the water softener replacement.
“We’ve looked at all of the processes that need water, and made arrangements for portable solutions for that water, and in very limited areas, some services will be rooted to Regina (General) Hospital where if it’s required. We’re not anticipating requirement now, but if it’s required.”
Potable water will be made available for washing hands, washroom use and for drinking during that time.
As of Sunday morning, the hospital reports water has been turned back on.