On Saturday afternoon, Calgary city officials stated that thus far, work is on schedule to restore water service to the feeder main by July 1, with crews finished filling with water last night and flushing being completed this afternoon.

"Acoustic and pressure monitoring have shown no areas of concern so far. Water samples will be tested and analyzed by Alberta Health Services to ensure the water meets or exceeds health standards," The City of Calgary stated in a news release.

It was underlined that if samples do not meet health standards, crews will repeat the flushing process and test the water quality again.

"The stabilization stage will create pressure changes that could cause issues throughout our water network. We are proceeding with caution and care. The City has developed contingency plans should we encounter additional issues, and we are prepared to respond rapidly."

After a record-high water consumption spike on Thursday, Friday saw a significant reduction in usage.

"We reached below the threshold of 460 million litres per day but still not at our target. Keep reducing your indoor water usage at all times," The City added. 

A fire ban remains in effect for the City of Calgary, while Airdrie is currently under a fire advisory. Some sections of the Bow River Pathway have detours, and the parking lot at Point McKay north of Edworthy Park and the river near Bowness Road is closed to the public.

  • 16 Avenue Northwest from the Bowness Road exit to 43 Street Northwest has bumps on the roadway and uneven road surface. Please be cautious.
  • 16 Avenue Northwest is open to traffic in both directions. Please expect delays. 

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