Update – Water Leak
The water leak has now been located. Public Works and OCWA employees should have the water service back within one hour, except for properties located:
• between 3rd and 9th Street, and
• South of Front Street (in the East end of town).
It is very important to boil the water, until further notice.
Residents of Hearst woke up Wednesday morning without drinking water. The Public Works Department in the small community in northeastern Ontario dispatched a team to find the source of the problem.
The lack of water forced the closure of all schools and the cancellation of school transportation.
According to Mayor Roger Sigouin, this is a water leak that began a few days ago, but this time affects the entire municipality.
We have a problem since January 29th. The teams are trying to find the problem but then it becomes major.
According to the Deputy Mayor of Hearst, Conrad Morin, the state of emergency has been declared
to unlock possible funds when needed .
We do not know the magnitude yet, but it’s a major leak , he notes.
Mr. Sigouin indicates that the City is gradually trying to restore water, including at Hearst Hospital.
We asks people to check around their home if there is a broken water line.
IF YOU HAVE A BIT OF WATER AND FOR THE FOLLOWING DAY, YOU MUST BOIL YOUR WATER!