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2014-03-26 at 10:53

Wait time to thaw frozen pipes remains at two weeks: City

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By tbnewswatch.com

Dozens of city residents are still without water due to frozen pipes, and the wait list to get fixed up remains at about two weeks.

Despite milder temperatures on the horizon, the news isn’t expected to get better for these homeowners overnight. City Environment Manager Kerri Marshall said a few warmer days doesn’t mean instant relief

“The challenge that we face is that because the frost has gone down to a depth of about eight feet in some locations, warmer weather won’t help the situation (right away),” she said.

Marshall added that the city is working with people to make sure they have access to water, and are adjusting bills.

We will be crediting accounts for the fixed charges that are associated with their water bill for the period of time they were without water,” she said in an interview with CKPR Radio.

(CKPR Radio)


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Toot Sweet says:
Hope they are getting some healthy rebates on their sewer, water, and rightfully taxes too.

What's a property worth without a water service?
3/26/2014 5:25:46 PM
ou812 says:
Just watched the story on TBT... woman says she will leave one tap running from now on. I hope she isn't serious! Not the environmentally friendly thing to do.
3/26/2014 6:21:29 PM
fastball says:
Chances are you've never had your pipes freeze or burst because of the cold. Yes, showering at the pool or bathing your kids at your parents' house is such an environmentally-friendly feeling.
Letting a few gallons a day trickle down the drain for a short time is a small price to pay for not going without water for 2 weeks, minimum.
3/27/2014 8:54:16 AM
Kam River says:
Yet they waste $57,000 on the youth centre
This councils priority is not help out citizen.
Time we had a mayor and council that represented more than city administration
3/26/2014 6:35:23 PM
or$en says:
it took just over 2 weeks to get our water back on ... our pipes have never frozen before and i've been in this house over 25 yrs.

showering at a public pool sux at best.
tho the city does credit you for the water you buy from their tap ... its 12k from my house.and you have to go buy jugs to haul it in. there should be a closer choice .. like maybe the city yard.

if you can afford not to cook or clean 25 gallons a day is ok.

the thawing unit came here and did not succeed because the contractor failed to instal the ground straps to jump the rubber compression joints when new water lines were put in on our street. i know of 2 others in this neighborhood where the city had to make more than attempt because of this.
all in all tho you cant fault the city for bad weather.

i did contact Joe Virdiramo and got an email reply very promptly; good on him
3/26/2014 7:00:16 PM
whatelseisnew says:
Completely unacceptable considering water bills have doubled in the last 4 years and are due to go up again in April! Make with the first class service already...its not like we aren't paying for it!!
3/27/2014 6:35:23 AM
mystified says:
Anyone trying to put any blame on the city for frozen water lines had better get off the dope, or bottle. No wonder Thunder bay is on the don't immigrate to list.


3/27/2014 9:37:32 AM
razor_burn says:
Thunder Bay is a sad place to live these days.
3/27/2014 2:23:09 PM
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