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Saint John Water Continues to Monitor for Turbidity

20-Oct-2016

WATER SERVICE

Due to the low levels of water in the lakes that supply our drinking water, and heavy rains and wind expected over the next few days, Saint John Water would like to remind customers that there is an increased risk of elevated turbidity (cloudiness) in the water. Cloudy water is created when fine particles like sediment or organic matter wind up or get stirred up in the watersheds as a result of heavy rainfall or windy conditions. 

Saint John Water continuously monitors its drinking water for turbidity with on-line instrumentation. In the event that an increased level of turbidity requires the need for a boil water order, Saint John Water will work with the Department of Health and promptly notify citizens accordingly.

WASTEWATER SERVICE

Saint John Water crews continue maintenance work to ensure wastewater pumping stations and treatment facilities are prepared in the event of heavy rainfall or windy conditions.

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