The boil water advisory for The Pas is still in effect. Sam Mirza Agha spoke to arctic radio news and said the town has been having issues with their raw pumps at the deep well that supplies the water treatment plant.
They set up a temporary pump on the bank of the Saskatchewan River to pump the water into the plant for treatment but an accident occurred where one of the lines servicing the water plant was severed and they were unable to get the pumps started again.
The Town of The Pas sent in some water samples to Winnipeg and if the samples are good then the boil water advisory could be lifted later this week. Crews were out over the weekend to ensure that there are chlorine residuals all over town. Be sure to follow Town of The Pas Community Updates Facebook page for updates on the boil water advisory.