October 22nd, 2021

Leader residents lose drinking water due to main replacement pressure loss

By MEDICINE HAT NEWS on October 14, 2021.


The town of Leader, Sask. was without drinking water service for at least most of the day Wednesday after the system lost pressure due to a main replacement.

That led to the issuance of a “precautionary drinking water advisory” to residents, advising them not to use or drink the water until the system could be flushed. It took effect at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, and also included a restriction on all open fires.

The notice was delivered door-to-door and also delivered via the emergency broadcast system. A statement on the town’s website said the repair and restart process would take much of that day.

It comes after a power outage affected a number of residences in the area for much of Tuesday.

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