A water distribution main serving the community of Frank was been damaged as a result of a Fortis electrical upgrade, resulting in no water service in Frank.
Pass Herald Reporter
A main that caused a water distribution problem serving the community of Frank was fixed at around 3:30 on Friday, April 26th.
The disturbance was a result of Fortis digging to install an electrical upgrade and resulted in no water service in Frank from April 25th- April 26th.
Water service was first disrupted in the afternoon of Thursday, April 25th.
“One of the water mains was hit and that’s what caused the system to shut down,” said Chief Administrative Officer, Myron Thompson.
“We made provisions to provide potable water and bottled water to the residents until the repair was made.”
A potable water truck was available in the early morning of Friday, April 26th and was parked at the entrance of Frank Industrial Park. Town crews delivered bottled water door to door to residents starting between 7 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.
When the main was hit, Fortis to stopped work and followed proper safety procedures.
Thompson said that the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass will be working with Foris to understand why this issue happened and how to prevent it in the future.