Major Transmission Main Failure

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Around 1 :00 a.m this morning, The Corporation’s SYstem Control began receiving alarms from its SCADA system along with reports from the public regarding a major water leak along Prince Charles in the area of Sammy’s Chicken. A short time later, Corporation personnel responded, secured the road and shutdown the supply along Prince Charles Drive to prevent any further flooding. This has resulted in low water pressure and no waters to customers in the Eastern N.P.

Repairs teams mobilized shortly thereafter and commence their excavation works. The failure was the result of a longitude crack/split along a length (20 feet) of installed 24 -inch PVC transmission main.

Our teams are currently completing repairs and it is estimated that the restoration of water supply will commence around 4 p.m today. Customers should note, it will take a few hours for normal water pressure to be fully restored to all areas including extreme ends of the system and elevated location.

The corporation appreciates the patience and understanding of its valued customers who have been impacted and we remind the driving public to exercise extreme caution in the area of the works.

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