RM of Wallace-Woodworth solved water problem

For water customers, it was back to normal in short order.

A water use advisory for the RM of Wallace-Woodworth has just been lifted, Friday, Nov. 29 at 4:00 p.m.

Ratepayers/water customers were advised to reduce their water consumption on Thursday evening, Nov. 28.

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There was a problem with filtration in one of the wells, however Chief Administrative Officer Garth Mitchell said the problem was worked on overnight and by 4:00 p.m. Friday, he said the advisory was no longer needed.

“We were just trying to get the water supply up in our reservoir,” he said, explaining the reason for the “reduce water consumption”, a request posted on their web site earlier in the day.

The RM has two well sources for water supply that services some 300 customers in the RM as well as a similar number of customers in the RMs of Pipestone and Maryfield, Sask. 

In a water shortage in the RM, reduced showering, postponing clothes laundering and such household uses would help, but the big users are agricultural livestock producers. Many, says Mitchell, would have alternate water sources for short term use.

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