Wollaston Lake Drinking Water Believed To Be OK

Thursday, June 15, 2006 at 14:46



Water samples from Wollaston Lake are going under the microscope today.


A spokesperson for Saskatchewan Environment says they are studying the water in Welcome Bay to see how it may have been affected by this week’s diesel spill.


Traci Braaten says officials have no reason to believe the water isn’t safe to drink, but they want to make sure it hasn’t been affected.


Workers with the band re-activated the community’s water treatment plant yesterday afternoon after receiving clearance from department officials.


Braaten adds efforts are now being made to mop up the diesel that is still on the lake’s surface.


She says the slick measures half a mile wide and four miles in length.


Crews with Saskatchewan Environment have placed booms around the treatment plant’s intake area to keep diesel from entering the plant.


More booms arrived this morning.