An excessive amount of potassium permanganate spilled into the system at the water treatment plant
WADENA, Sask.—A Saskatchewan town has issued a warning that its drinking water may contain too much of a treatment chemical.
Residents of Wadena are being asked not to drink their water after an excessive amount of potassium permanganate spilled into the system at the water treatment plant.
The town has issued a precautionary drinking water advisory.
Residents are being told to use only bottled, or other good quality water.
Treating the water by boiling, freezing, filtering, or other means will not make it safe.
The town says the advisory is in effect until further notice.