This morning we had a mechanical failure at Well 4, which is causing us to take it out of production. The down time is projected to be 2 weeks, while the well pump, motor and shaft are removed taken off site for assessment, repaired and reinstalled. At this time it is not known the extent of the damage. The well is still under warranty so staff are not expecting any costs.

In the meantime, we will be supplying water from Well 2, this will put a lot of strain on the well to maintain current demand (average usage 942,000 gallons per day), with the weather showing rising temperatures and limited precipitation, demand is likely to increase. Staff are going to put out the Odd/Even notice boards in the North East distribution area of the City, to try and temper some of the demand, we will also post information on the City web site and put out a Facebook post.

Staff would like to thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.  If you have questions feel free to contact Marty Farrell at (612) 751-8847