The discovery of hydrocarbons in three hydrants on the line that supplies Saskatoon’s newest Costco location has led to a do not use notice.
“Right now we are conducting water tests to check the supply in the lines beyond the hydrants,” Angela Gardiner, the city’s acting general manager of transport and utilities said Friday. “However, because we found hydrocarbons in these three hydrants, it means the WSA has ordered – as a strict precaution – the water supply can’t be used for personal contact.”
Costco confirmed to 650 CKOM Friday night that it remained open.
In January testing discovered hydrocarbons in hydrants in the newly built Aspen Ridge area which led officials to test in other Saskatoon neighbourhoods.
“We want answers just like everyone else and unfortunately we don’t have those answers at this point. Until we know, the safest course of action is to abide by the WSA’s order.” Gardiner said in a statement.