Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 3:15 PM

Levels of Manganese Decreasing

The number of discoloured water reports to the City from residents serviced by the Petty Harbour Long Pond (PHLP) Water Supply have significantly decreased. Manganese levels in the raw, source water from the pond as well as the treated water flowing through the distribution system are also decreasing.

City staff continue to consult with water treatment experts on the long and short-term plan for the area, information will be announced as available. In the meantime, the City reminds residents serviced by PHLP that clear water is safe to drink.

The City continues to perform regular maintenance on the water distribution system. Maintenance work is scheduled to take place tomorrow (Friday, Sept. 21) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. near the intersection of Topsail Road and Hamlyn Road – see public advisory.

Further information on the Manganese issue is found on the City’s website.