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Watermain breaks in Saskatchewan town

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A small Saskatchewan town is having to borrow water after a water main break dried up its reservoir. Ituna's water reserves dried up after the break happened sometime between the night of March 29 and March 30.

A small Saskatchewan town is having to borrow water after a water main break dried up its reservoir. Ituna's water reserves dried up after the break happened sometime between the night of March 29 and March 30.

Mayor Joe Garchinski said after the break was repaired, they turned the pumps back on, but then silt and sand started coming into the water treatment plant.

The debris plugged up the filters in the plant, so Garchinski said a decision was made to shut down the system and start trucking water in from nearby Melville. While a contractor had arrived in the town to start fixing the problem, Garchinski admitted it could be three or four days before the water system could be turned back on.

Ituna is 165 kilometres northeast of Regina.

The town will turn the water on for one hour per day to let people collect and use what is available.

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by Journal Of Commerce

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