July 28 situation update on Husky oil spill:
Shoreline cleanup and environmental monitoring continues to be a priority. There are 62 boats in use conducting water sampling, shoreline assessments, cleanup and containment. 10 booms are in place along with a number of pieces of equipment for shoreline cleanup.
The precautionary drinking water advisory for Melfort and surrounding area has been lifted.
The temporary water pipeline being constructed to transport water from the South Saskatchewan River to the Prince Albert water treatment facility is still on track to be completed by Friday. Travellers should expect some delays along Highway 302 east of Prince Albert where the line is being constructed.
As the long weekend approaches, we are again reminding residents to avoid recreational water activities on the North Saskatchewan River such as wakeboarding, water skiing, tubing, and others. Please do not consume any fish caught along the river.
Residents are also reminded to keep livestock and pets away from the river.
There are currently 19 wildlife mortalities accounted for, and rescued wildlife are being treated by the Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Saskatchewan.