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2010 water service interruptions

Chlorinated drinking water discharges from the water distribution system to the river system:

Date Location Estimated
Cause Incident details and response
March 9 Red River - Taché surge tower overflow pipe located near the northwest corner of Taché Avenue and Messager Street. 0.18 ML or 180,000 litres 51 minutes Accidental opening of an automated valve
  • Accidental discharge of chlorinated drinking water directly to Red River from approximately 12:40 p.m. to 1:31 p.m.
  • Automated valve accidentally opened and closed in response to a false surge tower high water level alarm during routine testing calibration procedure.
  • Drinking water had an estimated free chlorine concentration of 0.48 milligrams per litre.
  • Incident reported to Manitoba Conservation, Manitoba Environmental Accident Reporting Line and Environment Canada.

Sewage service interruptions

Last updated: April 24, 2017