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Behchokǫ̀ water supply returns after ‘major pipe break’

Last modified: December 1, 2022 at 9:49am


Water supply in Behchokǫ̀ was restored on Wednesday evening after what the Tłı̨chǫ Government had earlier called a “major pipe break.”

Anyone on piped water was affected according to a statement posted to the Tłı̨chǫ Government’s Facebook page. “Water distribution will be disrupted temporarily,” the Wednesday afternoon statement read.

Repair work on the pipe break, understood to be within the water treatment plant itself, took two hours.

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This has been a difficult year for Behchokǫ̀ residents’ access to water.

In January, some Edzo residents reported brown water flowing from their taps and a backup of raw sewage – an issue that had persisted for weeks, APTN reported.

Jane Weyallon Armstrong, the MLA for Monfwi, subsequently told Cabin Radio the issues stem from the community’s ageing water plant and buried pipe system that must be replaced.