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October 12, 2001
St. Clair reservoir will be back in service later today
Works and Emergency Services - A break-in at the City's water reservoir at St.
Clair Avenue and Spadina Avenue did not compromise the water stored at this
facility in any way.

"As expected, analyses of water samples taken from the site, confirmed that the
water quality is still in excellent condition," says Hiroshi Taniguchi,
Director of Water Supply. "There was no tampering of the water in the

The reservoir, which was isolated from the system as a precaution, will be
restored to service later today. There were no operational impacts to the
city's water supply as a result of the isolation.

Police officials are still treating the area as a crime scene. They are
treating the incident as a break and enter. The police will complete the
process of collecting evidence at the reservoir this afternoon. This evidence,
which includes the contents of the jug found on the site, will not be released
until the investigation is completed.

Preliminary analysis indicates that the contents are not harmful. Results of
further analyses are expected early next week.

For information about the investigation, please contact Toronto Police
Service's Corporate Communications at 416-808-7100.

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