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Water shutdown likely in downtown Charlottetown

Blaine Parkman, foreman with the City of Charlottetown’s Water and Sewer Utility, works nine feet below the pavement level on Queen Street Thursday to repair a sprinkler line. Parkman thinks they’ll have to shut the water off for a two-block radius around 10 p.m. tonight to complete repairs.
Blaine Parkman, foreman with the City of Charlottetown’s Water and Sewer Utility, works nine feet below the pavement level on Queen Street Thursday to repair a sprinkler line. Parkman thinks they’ll have to shut the water off for a two-block radius around 10 p.m. tonight to complete repairs. - Dave Stewart
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

Things are likely going dry for at least a couple of hours on two blocks in downtown Charlottetown tonight.

The city’s water and sewer department shut down the southbound lane of Queen Street between Grafton and Richmond streets (heading towards Water Street) this morning to allow a crew to repair a sprinkler line.

Blaine Parkman, foreman with the crew, told The Guardian they will likely have to shut off the water for a bit more than two hours tonight to complete repairs. If necessary, the shut down is expected to occur around 10 p.m.

The affected area will be from the intersection at Queen and Grafton streets to the RBC on Queen Street.

Parkman said the valve they are working on is 130 years old and has had it’s day.

“If everything goes good we should have it going again within two to three hours,’’ Parkman said as he and his crew worked nine feet below the pavement level.

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