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City crews are concentrating efforts in the frozen water line emergency on properties without full or temporary water services.

City hall reported this afternoon that it was able to restore full water services to 30 properties between Wednesday and today which previously had no water service at all.

"Unfortunately, for some of these customers, the thawing process is more complex, which adds time before water service is restored," said Steve West, the city’s manager of corporate communications.

The city’s daily update on the frozen pipe situation found two additional properties reported frozen water lines between Wednesday and Thursday, bringing the total since November to 2,486.

The city was able to restore full water services to a total of 31 properties, including one that had been receiving water via a temporary hose connection.

The number of properties on the waiting list has been falling for two weeks, and now stands at 1,244 – 29 properties fewer than noted on Wednesday.

The number of properties without full or temporary water service is now 446.

Randy Hull, the city’s emergency preparedness coordinator, said earlier in the week that those without water services at all consist of business properties which arranged their own temporary connection to a neighbouring property, vacant properties, and residential homes where occupants have been away for a good part of the winter.

"The city has made several efforts to reach out to these customers, to see whether they require any additional supports while they wait for their water service to be restored," West said.

 

aldo.santin@freepress.mb.ca

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