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City of Martensville Asks Residents to Limit Water Use This Week

by Jocelyn Ottenbreit

SaskWater is completing scheduled maintenance to the water line that supplies the City of Martensville from October 18 – 21. During that time, the City of Martensville is asking residents to conserve water. Plans are in place to fill the City’s reservoirs to maximum capacity and close the intake from the SaskWater line.

A Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory (PDWA) will be issued for the entire City of Martensville IF the reservoir levels drop low enough to require the intake to be re-opened before satisfactory test results come back.

To help ensure that there is sufficient water supply during the maintenance period, the City of Martensville is requesting that residents limit their water use where possible between October 18 – 21, 2022. Limiting any water use such as filling hot tubs, doing laundry, washing cars, etc. will help to avoid a PDWA.

Water samples will be tested following the maintenance work to ensure that there is no risk to the public. The city anticipates that the supply line can be safely opened again for normal operation on October 21, 2022, based on the information provided by SaskWater.

Please note the water supplied to residents by the City of Martensville during this period will continue to be safe for consumption. If this changes, residents will be notified by hand-delivered notices to their door if a PDWA is required to be issued. Plans are in place for water supply by the City of Martensville Fire Department in the event of a fire and this will not create any additional risk for residents.

Any updates or additional information will be posted on the City of Martensville website: www.martensville.ca

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