The Husky pipeline that leaked into the North Saskatchewan River in July of last year now has the green light from the provincial government to restart.
All the testing, inspection and evaluation of the repairs have been done. The province says 10 successful pressure tests have been conducted on the redesigned crossing, which were overseen by the provincial regulator and a third party engineering firm. The crossing includes measures to lessen the chance of slope movement causing a future failure. Husky will also be required to submit weekly data from the pipeline gauges, conduct in-line inspections twice a year and submit an engineering assessment of the water crossing ever 12 months. In July of 2016, a leak was reported near Maidstone, which affected the water in North Battleford, Prince Albert and further upstream. The investigation into Husky is ongoing.