Another city in Saskatchewan shut its water intake on Monday after a Husky Energy pipeline spilled into a river last week.
According to the Canadian Press, the City of Prince Albert shut the intake at its water treatment plant after an oil slick was spotted near the area on Monday morning.
City manager Jim Toye told the Canadian Press that the city’s reservoir has a two-day supply of water.
The city could also be granted permission to receive water from the Saskatchewan Water Security Agency’s storm retention pond.
According to the Canadian Press, a temporary pipeline to draw water from the South Saskatchewan River is also being set up.
A provincial water supply intake at North Battleford was shut on Friday in response to the incident, the Financial Post said.
Husky Energy said Monday that shoreline cleanup is underway near the pipeline site, starting along the first 12 mile stretch.
The company added that cleanup at the pipeline site is complete.
Deterrent devices, including flagging, are being used to keep wildlife from the shoreline and river and wildlife monitoring continues, Husky said.
Husky Energy shut and isolated its Saskatchewan Gathering System late Thursday after a spill released fluid into the North Saskatchewan River.
The spill released an estimated 66,000 gallons of oil and dliutent, National Public Radio said.
Husky has not released an estimate of how much fluid made its way into the river.
According to the Globe and Mail, at least 40 percent of the released fluid had been recovered as of Sunday.
According the Husky Energy’s website, the Saskatchewan Gathering System delivers heavy crude oil blend to the Lloydminster Terminal.
Diluent from the Lloydminster Terminal is received at the pumping stations and is used to blend the heavy crude before it’s pumped to the terminal.