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Leduc County water ban lifted

Restriction was due to switch failure at water treatment plant
(Black Press file photo)

As of 12:30 p.m., Feb. 2, Leduc County has lifted its water restriction.

On Jan. 29, the county issued a mandatory ban on on non-essential water use as the switch at the EPCOR water treatment plant had failed, causing the plant to be out of service and reducing the available supply.

All non-essential water use was prohibited until repairs were completed.

“Water levels in local reservoirs have increased sufficiently,” stated the county in a release on Feb. 2.

“While the mandatory restriction has ended, we encourage residents and business to continue water conservation measures to help prevent future restrictions,” said manager of utilities Shailesh Modack.

Municipalities in the region, including Leduc County, receives water from the Capital Region Southwest Water Services Commission (CRSWSC).

“When demand for water increases, the Regional Water Customers Group has the authority to reduce the amount of water each member of the commission can access,” stated the release. “This reduction prompts the commission and its members to implement water restrictions.”