A request is being made from the City of Regina in the wake of the power outages that have been plaguing Saskatchewan over the past few days.
You are being asked to conserve water after power was lost at the Buffalo Pound Water Treatment plant again on Wednesday morning. It is expected the electricity will return sometime Wednesday afternoon.
General Manager Ryan Johnson says they had a lengthy outage on Saturday along with the one on Tuesday that affected a lot of south-central and southeast Saskatchewan including the cities of Regina and Moose Jaw.
Despite this, Johnson says there is enough water to keep city reservoirs full.
“We are still enacting an emergency plan to bring in generators just to ensure we do have the ability to supply water if it becomes a long-term thing.” Johnson told reporters.
The city’s director of Water, Waste and Environmental Services, Pat Wilson, says there should be no worry about supply or quality.
“While there is no immediate risk to water quality or supply, we are asking residents to conserve water by limiting unnecessary usage like doing laundry at this time,” Wilson said.
Wilson adds you could notice a difference in water clarity over the next few days as well water works its way through the system.