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Taps running in Newfoundland community after two weeks without water


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    Sunday, March 23, 2014, 5:45 PM -

    Taps are finally running again after two weeks without water in a small community on Newfoundland and Labrador's northern peninsula. 

    Pigeon Cove's new $800,000 water system has been frozen for about two weeks, causing the region to declare a state of emergency and prompting businesses to shut their doors. 


    SEE ALSO: Water main break in Kitchener, Ontario causes deep freeze, warm up on the way


    Provincial Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Kent says the main line is now functioning, however some individual lines are still frozen. 

    The government is providing proper equipment to help thaw the frozen water lines. 


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