Waterworks Employee Fined for Falsifying Logs

Friday, November 19, 2004 at 14:52



A 36-year-old Denare Beach man has become the first person in the province to be convicted of an offence related to drinking water enforcement.


Brent Brooks pleaded guilty yesterday to one charge of providing false information in waterworks operational records and logs.


The charge was laid after Denare Beach village officials received several complaints last December.


Brooks entered the guilty plea in Creighton Provincial Court and was fined $150.


Environment spokesman Dave Harvey admits the fine was small, but says the judge took into consideration that Brooks will never be allowed to hold a similar position in the future.


Harvey says Brooks’ actions didn’t affect the drinking water quality in Denare Beach, but they could have.


This marks the first time a charge related to waterworks operation has been laid and formally pursued through a Saskatchewan court.