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Strategic flushing brings clarity to water problems

flushing-water.jpgTown flushes main transmission line in strategic approach to solve water clarity issue


It appears the town has made some progress by taking a more strategic approach to clearing up water colour complaints.

On June 13 of this year the town issued the first of a number of press releases dealing with complaints of tinted water coming through area resident’s taps. One of the reasons identified for the coloured water was a mechanical failure at the water treatment plant that released an overabundance of a common water treatment chemical called Potassium Permanganate. In the process of flushing the system, more existing sediment in the lines was stirred, and the water colour problems have persisted.

Local man wins big in Kinsmen Home Lotto

A Drumheller man’s support for charity has landed him a new summer home.
Terry O’Connor-Browne was the third place grand prize winner in the Kinsmen Children’s Hospital Home Lotto. He won the Coyote Creek Resort Package. This includes a 2008 Chevrolet HHR LS and a Timber Ridge Park Home in the Coyote Creek Golf and RV Resort on the banks of the Red Deer River, about 130 kilometres north of Calgary.

Hogan takes Junior Open

It came down to the wire at the Dinosaur Golf and Country Club In Drumheller on Thursday, July 24 . Brett Hogan would emerge the winner of the tournament shooting a 77 for the best gross score of the day. Rosebud prodigy Gage Murphy came within one stroke of the victory shooting a gross 78 to end the day. "I played tough all day, but in the end the putts just did not drop," said Murphy after the round. 14 year old Dallas Demille had the best net score of the day shooting a net 50 on 18 holes. Further details on the tournament in next weeks sports section of the Drumheller Mail.


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