Spray park was closed because of water ban

After several unforeseen delays which kept the spray park closed most of last year, the park at the Rimbey Aquatic Centre

After several unforeseen delays which kept the spray park closed most of last year, the park at the Rimbey Aquatic Centre has become functional, and with seemingly minimal operational problems.

For several consecutive days youngsters have enjoyed the park immensely, delighting in the invigorating sprays of the water that erupts from overhanging buckets, having water fights with the revolving water guns and simply just slipping and sliding about in the cool water.

However, as luck would have it a mechanical failure occurred at one of the town’s wells. Also, a flow meter failed in one of the reservoirs.

“We were filling the tank manually with having to check it every hour or so when filling,” said public works foreman Rick Schmidt.

The problems with the well and the flow meter temporarily disrupted the town’s water supply.

“It was a double whammy,” added Schmidt.

To compensate for the disruption, a ban, meaning no outside watering and closure of the spray park, was put in place.

“There was nothing wrong with the spray park,” said CAO Lucien Cloutier. “In fact, it was operating quite well and we had some pretty happy customers.”

Cloutier is anticipating the water ban will be off by Friday. He said the part needed to repair the pump is expected today (Wednesday) and it will be installed as soon as possible.

“We should be back to full capacity,” he said.

Cloutier expects residents should be able to access full watering privileges once the system is running properly.

“We will keep a close eye on it, though,” he said.

Residents can check the town’s website to keep updated on the water ban.

A timer will be installed at the spray park later this month. The timer will need to be activated in order for the spray to be activated.

“It’s a good conservation practice,” said Cloutier.

Water from the spray park is already recycled through filters resulting in almost 100 per cent recovery.

 

Just Posted

UPDATE: Highway 2 lanes were closed due to milk truck fire near Millet

A southbound truck hauling milk and cartons collided with a bridge

Ice fishing enjoyed by all

Crestomere 4-H members enjoy ice fishing

Major announcement planned for Tuesday at Westerner Park

Hopes are that the CFR will be relocating to Red Deer

Volunteers busy

Volunteers at Pas Ka Poo Park

Hockey heroes and every day heroes needed

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes

Volunteers busy

Volunteers at Pas Ka Poo Park

Global Affairs aware of report of two Canadians kidnapped in Nigeria

The foreigners were heading south from Kafanchan to Abuja when they were ambushed around Kagarko

Fatal collision in B.C. involves Alberta family

Vehicles have since been cleared and the highway is open.

Bank of Canada hikes interest rate to 1.25%, cites strong economic data

The rate increase is expected to prompt Canada’s large banks to raise their prime lending rates

Trump aces mental aptitude test designed by Canadian immigrant

“This is a good example, I think, that will be helpful to change views about immigration. And maybe for Mr. Trump himself to consider immigrants as contributors to advancing science, advancing our societies.”

Rival Koreas agree to form first unified Olympic team

The rival Koreas took major steps toward reducing their bitter animosity

Canada, U.S. lead call for sanctions against North Korea

Foreign ministers from 20 countries are meeting in Vancouver to discuss security and stability on the Korean Peninsula

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh announces engagement

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh engaged to clothing designer Gurkiran Kaur

Hijab-cutting case highlights ethical issues with putting kids in spotlight

A Toronto police investigation has concluded a girl’s hijab was not cut by a scissors-wielding man as she walked to school

Most Read