Incident injures worker, suspends production at water treatment plant

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An incident at the Bay Bulls Big Pond Water Treatment Plant today has suspended water production at the site and injured a worker.

A spokeswoman for the City of St. John’s could not confirm the nature of the incident, but said it did require the attention of the St. John’s Regional Fire Department.

Residents have been asked to limit water usage to emergencies only.

The employee of a company contracted to work at the plant was injured and later taken to hospital.

It is not known when production at the plant will resume. The city spokeswoman said the incident remains under investigation and that a further update is expected before the end of the day.

The plant serves St. John’s, Mount Pearl, Conception Bay South, Paradise, and Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s.

Organizations: Regional Fire Department

Geographic location: Mount Pearl, Portugal Cove

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  • sc
    November 29, 2012 - 19:20

    The CBC website offers slightly more details and says there was a fire in the electrical room. Why can't anyone say when the problem will be fixed or even provide us with an estimate? Surely some city employee at sometime must have considered the possibility of such an eventuality and produced a plan to address it. Or, is planning only something that happens elsewhere? Perhaps we should ask the UN, Red Cross or some other international organisations to supply us with water filtration units while city officials sit around thinking about what could or should be done.