Whitehorse – Repairs are scheduled to begin tonight at midnight to repair a leaking sanitary force main near the Yukon River.
Starting tonight, the Marwell Lift Station will be taken offline and bypass valves will begin to discharge wastewater into the Yukon River.
To minimize the amount of wastewater entering the river, residents are asked to reduce their water usage as much as possible, including flushing toilets until the repairs are complete.
The City is taking all possible steps to reduce the impact on the area and will also be doing water sampling at the site and downstream to better understand any impacts to the river.
The public is also asked to minimize recreational use of the Yukon River around the Marwell area and downstream until further notice. As a reminder, do not drink untreated surface water.
More information will be provided once the repairs are underway.