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Industrial effluent spill into river won’t impact Whitecourt, Alta.’s water, town confirms

Town's water intake from McLeod River, not Athabasca

April 26, 2023  By Ground Water Canada

Whitecourt, Alta. – An industrial effluent spill into the Athabasca River has had no impact on the water quality of Whitecourt’s supply, the town has confirmed. Whitecourt’s water intake is from the McLeod River. Drinking water sources, however, are being closely monitored in the wake of an industrial wastewater treatment system overflow northwest of town. The Whitecourt Star report | READ MORE

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