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Vandalism behind temporary shutdown of Pincher Creek standpipe

Vandalism behind temporary shutdown of Pincher Creek standpipe
MD of Pincher Creek residents needing to buy potable water must travel to Cowley until the Pincher Creek standpipe is repaired.
MD of Pincher Creek residents needing to buy potable water must travel to Cowley until the Pincher Creek standpipe is repaired.
IMAGE: MD of Pincher Creek
The Pincher Creek water standpipe is closed until further notice after vandals damaged the coin box.
IMAGE: MD of Pincher Creek
The Pincher Creek water standpipe is closed until further notice after vandals damaged the coin box.

Vandalism behind temporary shutdown of Pincher Creek standpipe

By Dave Lueneberg
By Dave Lueneberg
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Shootin’ the Breeze Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
February 9, 2024
February 9, 2024

An apparent thief or thieves targeting the coin box at the Pincher Creek water standpipe, operated by the MD of Pincher Creek, managed to put the entire unit out of commission.

In a social media post Friday morning, the MD reported that due to vandalism, the standpipe is currently not operational.

At this point, there’s no indication how long it will take to get it back up and running.

Those needing potable water will need to travel to Cowley.

Unlike the MD’s standpipes in Pincher Creek and near Beaver Mines, which are both lower and upper fill, the Railway Avenue water station in Cowley is only upper fill.

 

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An apparent thief or thieves targeting the coin box at the Pincher Creek water standpipe, operated by the MD of Pincher Creek, managed to put the entire unit out of commission.

In a social media post Friday morning, the MD reported that due to vandalism, the standpipe is currently not operational.

At this point, there’s no indication how long it will take to get it back up and running.

Those needing potable water will need to travel to Cowley.

Unlike the MD’s standpipes in Pincher Creek and near Beaver Mines, which are both lower and upper fill, the Railway Avenue water station in Cowley is only upper fill.

 

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