August 20, 2016
Mayor and Council
Town of Nokomis
P.O. Box 189
NOKOMIS, SK S0G 3R0
Dear Waterworks Owner/Operator:
RE: Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory
Please be advised that the Water Security Agency is rescinding the Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory (PDWA) for the Town of Nokomis’ distribution system (affecting all residents North of Third Avenue), which was issued on August 15, 2016, effective immediately, this 20th Day of August, 2016 at 1:00 pm.
The system repair work has been completed and all necessary samples have been taken, and have come back with good results. No positive bacteria were found in the two sets of samples. All of the proper measures have been taken to put the distribution system back into service.
In consultation with the Saskatoon Health Region, we agree no potential health risk currently exists for the Town of Nokomis’ distribution system (in the affected area mentioned above) and the advisory previously issued is hereby removed.
If you have any further questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me at (306-933-8367).
Environmental Project Officer
Environmental and Municipal Management Services Division, Water Security Agency
Disruption of Water Services Town of Nokomis
The Town will be replacing some water main valves starting the week of August 15, 2016.
1st Dig: Will affect everyone on 4th Avenue and North of 4th Avenue.
2nd Dig: Will affect everyone on 5th and 6th Avenues.
3rd Dig: Will affect everyone on 3rd Avenue West from Saskatchewan Street to CP Railway Tracks.
The water will be on sporadically throughout those days while the valves are replaced. The work should be completed within three days providing the weather cooperates.
Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory
This Advisory applies to all residents and users of the Town of Nokomis’s Drinking Water
Distribution System affecting north of third Avenue, and is effective: Monday, August, 15, 2016 at
1:00 p.m. until further notice.
Pursuant to clause 36(1)(a) of The Environmental Management and Protection Act, 2010 this
Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory is issued due to planned maintenance and the subsequent
depressurization of the distribution system and, therefore, the safety of the Town of Nokomis
Distribution System drinking water supply, cannot be ensured at all times. Therefore, pursuant to
Clause 36(1)(b) of The Environmental Management and Protection Act, 2010, consumers must be
(a) boil all water, used for drinking purposes, for at least one (1) minute, at a rolling boil, prior to use;
(b) boil water to be used for other activities where it may be ingested, including:
(i) brushing teeth or soaking false teeth;
(ii) washing fruits and vegetables;
(iii) food or drink which will not be subsequently heated; and
(iv) ice cubes;
(c) not use the water for washing dishes, unless the water has been boiled or the dishes are sanitized
in another fashion. Washed dishes and utensils can be soaked in a bleach water solution
(approximately 2 tablespoons of bleach per gallon or 10 ml of bleach per liter of water) for at least
two minutes after being washed to kill any bacteria which may be present.
Note: Do not mix bleach with soaps or detergents.
(d) not drink from any public drinking fountains supplied with water from the public water supply;
(e) ensure that younger children and infants are sponge bathed;
(f) use an alternative water source known to be safe, if they do not wish to boil the water; and
(g) consult with your physician if you have cuts or rashes that are severe before using the water.
Under most circumstances, there is no need to boil water used for other household purposes. Adults,
adolescents and older children may shower, bathe or wash using tap water but should avoid swallowing the
water. Laundry may be washed in tap water, either by hand or by machine.
This Advisory is effective as of the date and time mentioned above, and will not be lifted until the water
supply is determined to be completely safe.
If you require any additional information, please contact the following:
Waterworks Owner Office 306 – 528 - 2010
Water Security Agency – Watrous Area 306 – 946 - 3233
Water Security Agency - Communications Manager 306 - 694 - 8914 Media Inquiries
Saskatoon Health Region 306 – 655 - 4605
Nokomis is a great place to live and raise a family. Far enough from the city to enjoy relaxed country style living. Close enough for a day trip, a concert, or even just a movie.
The Town of Nokomis offers excellent incentives for building a home, buying a business or starting a new business.
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you are looking for. If not, give us a call at 306-528-2010. We will be happy to help you.
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