Saskatoon water bans lifted
All mandatory water restrictions have been lifted in Saskatoon.
Voluntary restrictions first came into place June 13 when a bearing broke on what's called the clairifier at the city’s water treatment plant.
High water levels on the South Saskatchewan River added to the problem by bringing sand and silt in the plant, forcing the city to enact mandatory restrictions.
Ried Corbetter, manager of the water treatment facility, says those restrictions are over effective Monday afternoon.
“River flows have decreased substantionally and it’s helping our plant out quite considerably with reducing the amount of fines entering the plant.” Corbett.
Corbett says resident's willingness to cut back on water usage helped the city to shut down the mandatory restrictions earlier than anticipated.
The restrictions were originally intended to be in place until Friday.
Edited by News Talk Radio’s Michael Aynsley.
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