The town of Cochrane, Alta., has cancelled an alert about a sewage line and says wastewater is no longer flowing into the Bow River.
The Alberta emergency alert had been issued at 9:43 p.m. on Saturday, closing access to the Bow River after a sewer line break in Cochrane.
Around 6 p.m. Saturday, a sewer line broke causing an overland sewage discharge that flowed directly into the Bow River at the Highway 22 bridge.
The town of Cochrane said that a contractor completing work on behalf of the town had “impacted (the) wastewater and water pipelines as they were setting up for drilling operations.”
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The town of Cochrane said that drinking water was, and remains, safe to drink.
The Town of Cochrane said that as of 8:30 p.m. Saturday, it initiated its emergency coordination centre and gotten in contact with the City of Calgary, Rocky View County, Alberta Environment and Alberta Health Services.
The alert was canceled around 11:50 p.m. Saturday.
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