WEYBURN - The City of Weyburn issued six building permits in the month of July, with a total construction value of $89,000.
The City has issued 31 building permits to date, as of the end of July, with a total construction value of $3,439,000.
This compares to a year ago, when the City had issued 36 building permits with a total construction value of $5,005,200.
Under the Weyburn Builds program, the City has issued nine building permits as of the end of July, compared to one year ago when the City had issued 14 building permits for the program.
• In the July report from the Weyburn Fire Department, there were a total of 21 calls for service during that month, with all calls within the city.
Two were responses to motor vehicle collisions, 11 were for a remote fire alarm, four were fire calls and four were community service responses.
There were two training sessions held, covering topics such as auto extrication, transitional fire attack and placement of trucks at a scene.
This brought the Fire Department to a total of 122 responses this year as of the end of July, with seven meetings and 30 training nights. There were also 18 fire inspections carried out in July.
• In the July report from the water treatment plant, there are upgrades currently underway which should help reduce the levels of THMs in the city water, as well as HAAs, with levels of both above permitted levels.
It was reported that a heavy thunderstorm caused a 10-hour power outage at the intake and First Avenue, so the water plant didn’t produce any water overnight.
A main break on July 17 dropped the level of the reservoir from 9.8 million litres to 8.7 million litres.
Nickle Lake was still overflowing in July, which has never been in recent years.
The total treated water distributed in July was 131 million litres.
• Andrew Crowe, director of Leisure Services, told council the outdoor pool’s last day of operation this summer will be Aug. 28.
The pool will close for two weeks for the switch-over to the indoor pool, and the pool will reopen on Monday, Sept. 12.