The province is issuing a warning to people in certain areas across Saskatchewan after heavy rainfall overwhelmed sewer systems in six different communities.
Weyburn, Whitewood, Sedley, Stockholm, Rocanville, and Saskatoon all saw their wastewater system limit exceeded, according to a release from the Water Security Agency.
The province said these communities were forced to bypass untreated sewage from their collection system in order to protect the systems from failing, protect property, and reduce the public health risks.
Therefore the WSA is recommending the public avoid waterways in those areas that may have been contaminated by untreated sewage. You can find out more information about which particular waterways may have been impacted by contacting your local municipal office.
At this point, no drinking water advisories have been issued, according to the WSA.
The agency said they will continue to closely monitor the situation.