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For Immediate Release:  March 4, 2014

Residents affected by recent water main breaks are invited to use shower facilities at their nearest Leisure Centre.  The service will be provided at no cost until necessary repairs have been made to the affected areas, during the centre’s regular hours of operation.  Residents will need proof of address, for example, in the form of a driver’s license or utility bill, to gain entry to the facility.

Leisure Centres are conveniently located throughout the city.  Please visit www.saskatoon.ca/go/leisurecentres for hours of operation and phone numbers:

  • Cosmo Civic Centre:  3130 Laurier Drive
  • Harry Bailey Aquatic Centre:  1110 Idylwyld Drive
  • Lakewood Civic Centre:  1635 McKercher Drive
  • Lawson Civic Centre:  225 Primrose Drive 
  • Saskatoon Field House:  2020 College Drive
  • Shaw Centre:  122 Bowlt Crescent

Residents and businesses in affected areas can access drinking water from an emergency water supply trailer located nearby until the service is restored.  Instructions for use are located near the spout.  The City operates four water trailers; once the water is restored to an area, the trailer is relocated as required.  The City makes every effort to have a water trailer available within eight hours of the water being shut off.  However, with the number of water main breaks we are currently experiencing, this time will be extended.

The City wants to thank everyone for their cooperation and understanding.  Crews will do their best to restore water service within 48 hours of turning it off, but cold weather can affect equipment and the amount of time that workers can be outside. 

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