Cleaner water to be on tap for Estevan

The City of Estevan is about to change over the water intake from Boundary Dam Reservoir to Rafferty Dam Reservoir.

This change over will help safeguard the environment and improve the quality of water for residents who access city utilities.

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Residents will notice on Monday that drinking water may be unclear for several days. Discoloured water is common when switching water sources and is due to the changeover and flushing of lines throughout reservoirs and lines.

If you notice a change in your water, please run taps for 15 – 20 minutes to flush the line. If the problem persists, call City Hall at 306-634-1800.

Residents will also notice that water quality will be considerably less hard, which will reduce wear on water heaters, faucets and plumbing. Settings on home water softeners will need to be changed to a 250 milligrams per liter or 17 grain per gallon hardness level. If you are unsure of how to adjust your softener, please check your manual or contact a plumber.

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