I am writing this at 4:45 pm Thursday, October 1, 2015. We have experienced a major water main break outside our main pump house at Reservoir #2. That is at the corner of 9th St. and 4th Ave . It appears to be a major break so we've shut the water off throughout the village. Attempts to isolate the break have failed so the water will remain off.
There is a supply of NON-POTABLE water available at the corner of 4th Ave and 8th Street for your convenience. This water is from Reservoir #1 so it is untreated and unchlorinated. If you plan to drink or cook with it, you must first bring it to a rolling boil for at least five minutes.
The equipment is in place and repairs to the line are being made as I write this. First the line must be uncovered and then the problem ascertained. Once they determine what's wrong they will repair it. Repair time depends on the availability of parts. It could be as short as a couple of hours from now or all evening. Our Public Works team and the various contractors are working as fast and as diligently as they can on the problem. Please be patient.
Once repaired the water line will be pressured up again and flushed. As an extra precaution, a mandatory BOIL WATER NOTICE will be in affect for twenty four hours after the water service has resumed.
If you have any other questions, please phone the Village Office at 403-947-3774, or myself directly at 403-947-3759.
NOTE: VERBAL ABUSE OVER THE PHONE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED BY MYSELF OR VILLAGE OFFICE STAFF.