Prince Albert, Sask., lifts all water restrictions after Husky Energy pipeline leak
City partially lifted water restrictions 3 weeks ago
The City of Prince Albert, Sask., has officially lifted all restrictions on water use, which includes watering lawns and gardens, washing cars and filling private swimming pools and hot tubs.
Residents were placed under harsh restrictions last month after a Husky Energy pipeline leaked roughly 200,000 litres of crude oil and diluting agents into the North Saskatchewan River.
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The leak forced the city's water treatment plant to shut off its river water intake and rely on emergency waterlines from the South Saskatchewan River, the Little Red River and storm water ponds.
Initially, businesses like car washes and laundromats were forced to close down, in order to save water.
Restrictions on those businesses were lifted earlier this month.