Officials in Swan River are hoping Thursday is the day their water troubles over.
The small Manitoba town five hours northwest of Winnipeg has been a under a state of emergency since wells in the local water treatment plant lost pressure over the weekend, dropping water levels to a critical low.
Deputy Mayor of the town Lance Jacobsen says residents seeking water can still head to the local school to get it.
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“If anybody needs water, bottled water or bulk potable water, that water is available,” said Jacobsen.
Jacobsen says at this point, residents just need to stay vigiliant and continue their best efforts to conserve water.
“We now must start to reduce and conserve water in a major capacity,” he stressed. “We cannot be using the water off the municipal system until this work is complete.”