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Damaged water line at Ucluelet First Nation triggers state of emergency in community

Weekend tsunami may have led to damage


January 20, 2022
By Ground Water Canada

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Ucluelet First Nation, B.C. – A state of emergency has been declared here following a damaged water line that supplies the community’s potable water. Last weekend’s tsunami is believed to have caused a surge that led to a barge snagging the line, pulling it and kinking it, Ucluelet’s mayor says. The water line to the community’s reservoir was shut off, but salt water may have already entered. CHEK News report | READ MORE