Precautionary water advisory lifted
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Mar 18, 2014  |  Vote 0    0

Precautionary water advisory lifted

St. Marys Journal Argus

Stew Slater

St. Marys Journal Argus

Residents and businesses receiving municipal drinking water along Queen Street East in the east end of St. Marys can resume regular usage of their taps, following the completion of repairs on a broken watermain Tuesday, March 18.

The affected water customers were between the intersection of Queen Street East and Cain Street and the intersection of Queen Street East and Perth County Road 120. No side streets were affected.

"Repairs to the watermain were able to be completed under pressure, thus eliminating the need for any Boil Water Notice," advised a notification on the Town of St. Marys website. In an earlier interview with the Journal Argus, Manager of Technology Jed Kelly advised that the Precautionary Advisory was put in place in the event that the repair crew wasn't able to effectively clamp the flow of water in the immediate vicinity of the leak.

Crews began their day Tuesday morning digging near the Adanac Images building, seeking the exact location off the leak. The existence of the leak had been discovered Friday, and town employees spent Monday using a specialized "ground microphone" hoping to narrow down the area they'd have to search.

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