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West Side Requested to Restrict Water Use


Residents and businesses on the City’s West side are requested to cut back on their water use.

As a result of an electrical fire, equipment that pumps water from the Musquash watershed to the Spruce Lake watershed was damaged and is not working. During the summer months, water from Musquash is used to supplement the West side system.

Damage to the equipment is being evaluated tonight and tomorrow.  In the interim residents are being asked to conserve water. An update will be available Wednesday afternoon.

Disinfection equipment at the Spruce Lake facility is not affected, and therefore the water remains safe to drink.

Water restrictions include the following:
•    Only run full loads of laundry and dishes.
•    Do not water lawns and gardens.
•    Do not wash cars or driveways.
•    Do not fill pools.
•    Do not leave taps running.
•    Take shorter showers and do not fill the bathtub.

More tips on Water Conservation (Government of New Brunswick)

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