Newspaper article The Canadian Press

'No Baths, No Showers:' Manitoba Town Waits for Parts to Fix Broken Water Wells

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

'No Baths, No Showers:' Manitoba Town Waits for Parts to Fix Broken Water Wells

Article excerpt

Still waiting for water in Manitoba town

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SWAN RIVER, Man. - Officials in a Manitoba town in the midst of a water crisis say there's no timeline for when its wells will be fixed.

There were indications the problem in Swan River could be fixed by Thursday, but a release Wednesday morning said the situation is still critical.

Deputy mayor Lance Jacobson said the town, 500 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg, is waiting for several parts to fix the wells.

He said they have to be flown in and it's not clear when everything will be back to normal.

Swan River declared a state of emergency on Sunday after telling its 4,000 residents a total loss of water was imminent.

The town's release said everyone needs to continue drastically reducing water consumption.

"While we are still able to produce small amounts of safe water, this can change at any time. …

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