Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Aqua 7 Water Shut-Off Update

The Aqua 7 Regional Water Services Commission is still shooting for a mid-March shut-down and repair of the water line east of Carbon.  All six municipalities drawing water from the system will be affected.  We're hoping for a March 14 start of repairs and a finish from two to five days later.

There are a number of factors at play here;
  • the weather (harder to make repairs in a spring blizzard!)
  • making sure we have all the correct parts to do the repairs
  • draining the line ( we have access to a new device which may make it possible to drain just a small portion of the line saving hours, perhaps days.)
  • refilling the line (that same device should make it easier to refill or charge the line once repairs are made.)
If we can't go ahead on the week of the 14th, we'll try for the next week; March 21st.

I can't speak for the other communities, but the staff at the Village of Beiseker will do all it can to inform its citizens when the water line will be shut down.  We'll still have water at every home in the village but we will have to conserve water for those few days while the repairs are made.  Beiseker has already designed a contingency plan in case the water shut off for more than three days.  That plan will likely involve trucking water in. 

Please stay tuned and keep an eye on the Village's jumbo-tron outside the village office and this blogsite for the latest updates.

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