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Regina asking residents to limit water use after power outage

The City of Regina is now using its backup reservoirs and wells after a power failure shut down the Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant’s lake pumping station.
The City of Regina said on Wednesday (Dec. 5) that the Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant said it has experienced numerous power outages since Sunday. File / Global News

The City of Regina said Wednesday (Dec. 5) the Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant has experienced numerous power outages since Sunday.

The longest the power was out at the plant was for 10 hours.

READ MORE: Power restored in Regina, southeast Sask. following widespread outages

City officials are asking residents to limit water to essential use only while emergency power is installed at the plant.

While this is being done, water may be discoloured as it is coming from city reservoirs and wells, but it is still safe.

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