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WSA Issues Do Not Use Notice for Address in Rosewood

For immediate release: May 11, 2018 - 5:34pm

Until further notice, the Water Security Agency (WSA) has issued a “Do Not Use” notice for an address in the Rosewood neighbourhood.

“First of all, I want to express our frustration that we’ve made this discovery in a different developing area of Saskatoon,” says Angela Gardiner, Acting General Manager of Transportation and Utilities “Hydrocarbons have been detected in three hydrants on the line that supplies Costco.”

“Right now we are conducting water tests to check the supply in the lines beyond the hydrants.  However, because we found hydrocarbons in these three hydrants, it means the WSA has ordered – as a strict precaution – the water supply can’t be used for personal contact.”

“Our investigation in Aspen Ridge revealed some information that led us to probe other areas under development and this is part of the overall ongoing investigation,” Gardiner says.

“We want answers just like everyone else and unfortunately we don’t have those answers at this point. Until we know, the safest course of action is to abide by the WSA’s order.”

City staff have met with the affected business officials to communicate the WSA order and to answer any questions they may have.