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    Service Interruption Bulletin: January 30, 2017 Buffalo Pound Potable Water Supply, North & West Systems

    January 27, 2017

    Attention:       Buffalo Pound Potable Water Supply System Customers

    SaskWater has been advised that the Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant will be continuing with their capital upgrade program which will once again require a plant shut down. The details regarding the customers affected and the duration of the planned upgrade are 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 Monday, January 30th while the plant upgrades are being performed.  SaskWater East Potable customers may see a slight reduction in pressure during this period.

    Customers on the North and West pipelines should note that there has been no evidence in the past of “positive” bacteriological samples as a result of these 12 hour shut downs and chlorine residuals have been maintained.  As a result, the Saskatchewan Water Security Agency (WSA) will not be issuing a Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory (PDWA) on these systems. However, once the systems are re-pressurized, extra sampling will be performed to confirm that the water quality was not adversely affected as a result of the work at the plant. Should any potential issues subsequently be identified, the Water Security Agency may issue a PDWA at that time.

    Should the scheduled outage timelines change for any reason, SaskWater will notify its customers at that time. 

    Any questions regarding this service interruption should be directed to:

    SaskWater Customer Service at 1-888-230-1111

    (Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm)

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