Forcemain break and repair completeOctober 6, 2021
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Late in the afternoon on Tuesday October 5th the forcemain that runs from the Town of Pincher Creek to the Town lagoons was severed. The forcemain is the sewer pipe that moves wastewater under pressure from the Town system to the lagoons.
At approximately 4 a.m. the break was repaired and wastewater is now flowing through the system as normal.
No sewer effluent was deposited into the Pincher Creek.
Alberta Environment was immediately notified of the break, and will continue to monitor the situation and stay in communication with Town administration. The line was struck while a private contractor was installing a new parallel line. Up to nine vacuum trucks worked overnight at the break site, at various manholes and south of the creek in Lowland Heights to contain the leak and remove wastewater before the leak.
We want to thank those who worked through the night to quickly resolve this situation.
All precautions, safety measures and regulations were and will continue to be followed carefully. The safety of our community, extended community, neighbours downstream and the environment are of utmost importance.