Water supply line to Alexandria breaks

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

ALEXANDRIA – People in Alexandria are being told to conserve water as the main supply line for the town ruptured this morning (Thursday).

Right now, there is no boil water advisory and North Glengarry officials say they are working on repairs.

The town is being supplied by what water is left in the Alexandria Water Tower.

As part of its emergency plan, the township has brought in pumps in order to get the water flowing to homes and businesses.

The North Glengarry fire department also has an “action plan” in place and would use a water tanker shuttle because it won’t be able use the fire hydrants.

“The fire department is also capable to pulling water directly from the Mill Pond,” Deputy Chief Matthew Roy said in a news release.

Alexandria uses about 2,000 cubic meters (440,000 gallons) of water a day.

Glen Robertson is not affected as it’s on a separate system.