A town near the Saskatchewan-Manitoba border is preparing to lose it’s town water supply.
Swan River, Manitoba has issued a state of emergency over the weekend, saying there is a major break in the water pumping and distribution system.
According to a news release on the town’s website, a total loss of water is ‘imminent,’ and pressure in the line has been reduced.
A boil-water advisory is not currently in place, but community porta-pottie facilities and potable drinking water distribution at the Swan Valley High School Trades building have been put in place, and residents are being advised to limit their use of tap water as much as possible.
Swan River is approximately two hours north east of Yorkton.