Water line break under Red River is near Letellier Bridge

Crews are currently working on repairing a six inch water line near under the Red River near Letellier.

Gord Martel, Chief Executive Officer for the Pembina Valley Water Co-op, says they were alerted to the problem when a customer called to report an issue Tuesday afternoon.

"A contractor working for Manitoba Highways working at the new Letellier bridge was trying to pull rocks out of the river back onto the b

Gord Martel - CEO PVWCank and he managed to damage a six inch water line going to Roseau River and Dominion City, so obviously no water was going east that way." 

Martel says since then they have been able to arrange for another contractor to come and replace the line under the river for the PVWC.

Water service is being impacted, however Martel says residents living at Roseau River First Nation and Dominion City are not without water.  Martel says they're trying to rectify the situation as quickly as possible.

"Obviously it doesn't happen overnight.  We've been trucking water both to Roseau River and Dominion City just to keep them afloat so to speak.  Hopefully, by the end of today we'll have a new pipeline in under the river, that's if everything goes according to plan."

Martel adds they've advised residents of Dominion City and Roseau River First Nation to conserve water for at least the next couple of days.