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    Service Bulletin: Buffalo Pound Potable Water Supply - January 12, 2017

    January 10, 2017

    Attention:       Buffalo Pound Potable Water Supply System Customers

    SaskWater has been advised that the Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant will be performing the next step of their capital upgrades which will require a plant shut down. This plant shut down for the planned upgrade has been scheduled as follows:

    SaskWater customers on the Buffalo Pound West and North potable systems will experience an estimated 16 hour service disruption between 7:00am and 11:00pm on Thursday, January 12th while the plant upgrade is being performed.  SaskWater East potable customers may see a reduction in pressure during this period.

    Customers on the North and West pipelines should also note that due to the resulting system depressurization the Saskatchewan Water Security Agency (WSA) will be issuing a Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory (PDWA) on these systems effective 7:00am Thursday morning. Once the associated sampling protocol has been completed ensuring the quality of the water was not adversely affected due to the depressurization, SaskWater will notify its affected customers that the PDWA has been rescinded at that time.

    Please note that we have been advised by the WSA that the Marquis Rural Water Users will also be under a PDWA and the Villages of Tuxford, Marquis, Bethune, and Disley will be exempt from this PDWA, but the WSA may issue individual PDWAs on these distribution systems as required.

    Should the scheduled outage timelines change due to weather conditions or supply restrictions, SaskWater will notify its customers at that time.  Any questions regarding this service interruption and associated PDWA should be directed to:

    SaskWater Customer Service at 1-888-230-1111

    (Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm)

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