St. Gregor residents sick of muddy tap water

Water quality in St. Gregor has been a problem for a few years now.

And residents are starting to speak up.

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Maria Classen says that  spring and summer in St. Gregor means dirty water coming out of pipes at her home, everything from toilets to tubs to sinks to, Classen is sure, even her water heater.

“On a regular basis...our water comes out with a thick sediment in it which makes it the colour of mud or dark coffee when it comes out.”

Classen says they have been told that the water is safe but her and many other residents do not use the water for drinking.

Letting the water sit, all the sediment goes to the bottom of the container and it takes a couple of days before the water starts running clear again.

Classen recently posted on Facebook an exceptionally bad day where the water was quite dark which took two days to clear.

Usually Classen says she knows when her water is going to come out muddy, especially after heavy water use, heavy rainfalls, or power outages.

This last time she does not know what caused the issue.

“This time it was quite bad and it affected more people in town than it usually does for no reason.”

Classen has now contacted the Water Security Agency, Todd Goudy MLA for Melfort, Health Canada, and the Ministry of Environment in order to report the extent of the problem.

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