The number of discoloured water reports from residents serviced by the Petty Harbour Long Pond (PHLP) Water Supply have significantly decreased, according to the City of St. John’s.
Manganese levels in the raw, source water from the pond as well as the treated water flowing through the distribution system are also decreasing, the city said in a news release Thursday.
The city said staff are consulting with water treatment experts on the long and short-term plan for the area. In the meantime, the city assured residents serviced by PHLP that clear water is safe to drink.
Regular maintenance on the water distribution system is continuing. Maintenance work is scheduled to take place Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. near the intersection of Topsail Road and Hamlyn Road.
Water troubles at the water supply prompted brewery Labatt to halt its production for a short time this summer.