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Frozen Pipe Saga Continues — City Provides Free Pool/Shower Access

March 3, 2014 3:05 PM | News

City of WinnipegWinnipeg residents who are still without water due to frozen pipes will be able to shower at any 12 of the city’s indoor pool facilities.

The city has been working seven days a week to thaw pipes affecting about 619 homes, which officials say has been caused by a prolonged cold spell and increased frost depth into the ground.

Crews are using electrical thawing machines, but given it takes about 12 to 14 days to thaw a frozen water pipe, it’s a slow process.

Temporary water supplies are being provided to some affected households, where crews will connect a hose from the property to another house with running water. There are currently 67 hose lines in place.

Citizens needing to use the city’s shower facilities at public pools should identify themselves to pool staff at the front desk.

· Bonivital – 1215 Archibald Street
· Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex – 999 Sargent Avenue
· Eldon Ross – 1887 Pacific Avenue West
· Elmwood Kildonans – 909 Concordia Avenue
· Margaret Grant – 685 Dalhousie Drive
· North Centennial Recreation and Leisure Facility – 90 Sinclair Street
· Pan Am – 25 Poseidon Bay
· Seven Oaks – 444 Adsum Drive
· St. James Assiniboia Centennial – 644 Parkdale Street
· St. James Civic Centre – 2055 Ness Avenue
· Transcona Centennial – 1101 Wabasha Street
· Bernie Wolfe – 95 Bournais Drive