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14Oct 2022

Supply Line Maintenance Update- Conserve Water from October 18th -21st

This is an updated bulletin in regard to upcoming maintenance to the water supply line which serves the City of Martensville.

The City of Martensville is asking residents to conserve water from October 18-21.  During this period SaskWater will be completing scheduled maintenance to the water line which supplies the City of Martensville. Plans are in place to fill the City’s reservoirs to maximum capacity and close the intake from the SaskWater line.

If the reservoir levels drop low enough to require the intake to be re-opened before satisfactory test results come back, a Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory (PDWA) will be issued for the entire City of Martensville. Limiting any water use such as washing cars, doing laundry, filling hot tubs, etc. will help to avoid a PDWA.

SaskWater will be testing water samples following the maintenance work to ensure that there is no risk to the public. Based on the information provided by SaskWater, the city anticipates that the supply line can be safely opened again for normal operation on October 21, 2022.

To help ensure that there is sufficient water supply during the maintenance period, the City of Martensville is requesting that residents limit their water use where possible between October 18 – 21, 2022.

Please note that during this period the water supplied to residents by the City of Martensville will continue to be safe for consumption. If this changes and a PDWA is required to be issued, residents will be notified by notices hand-delivered to their door. It should also be noted that the City of Martensville Fire Department has plans in place for water supply in the event of a fire and that this will not create any additional risk for residents.
 

Any updates or additional information will be posted on the City of Martensville website: www.martensville.ca

Indoor Water Conservation Tips

  • When you want a drink, don’t let the water run until it is cold. Instead, refrigerate a jug of tap water and save 7-12 litres of water per minute.
  • Don’t let the tap run when rinsing dishes or washing fruit and vegetables and save 7-12 litres of water per minute.
  • Don’t pre-rinse dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. Instead, scrape off food first using a spatula. Soak very dirty pans and dishes before washing.
  • Run the dishwasher only when it’s fully loaded and save 70-190 litres of water with each load you eliminate.
  • Repair any leaks. Turn faucets off firmly. Check and replace any worn out fixtures, washers, O-rings and hose connections.
  • Avoid using garbage disposals. Disposals require lots of water to operate properly. Instead, start a compost pile.
  • Save as much as 10 litres of water per minute with a low-flow showerhead.
  • Don’t overfill and fill less than a full bath. Better yet, you’ll save water by taking a short shower instead.
  • Replace an old toilet with a water-efficient model and save as much as 14 litres of water per flush and 70 litres per person, per day
  • Check for leaks in your toilet by adding a few drops of food coloring to the tank. Coloring will appear in the toilet bowl if it’s leaking.
  • Run the washing machine only when it’s fully loaded. Each load you eliminate saves 70-190 litres of water.
  • Check washing machine hoses for cracks that could result in leaks.
  • Use your water meter to check for hidden water leaks
    Read the water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used. If the meter does not read exactly the same, 
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