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October 11, 2001
No Threat to Water Supply Following Break-In at Water Reservoir
  
Works and Emergency Services -- The city's Director of Water Supply says there
is no threat to Toronto's Water Supply following an apparent break-in at the
city's water reservoir at St. Clair Avenue and Spadina Avenue earlier today.

"There was no direct access to the water in the reservoir as a result of this
incident," says Hiroshi Taniguichi. "As soon as we became aware of the
situation, we immediately isolated the reservoir and took samples of the water
as a precaution. All indications are that water quality has not been affected."

Taniguichi added that there will be no operational impact to the city's water
supply as a result of this incident.

Police and fire officials have investigated the apparent break-in that was
discovered earlier today by staff at the reservoir. A window was broken and a
door was found open at the facility. A small container was discovered at the
scene that prompted officials to call in the Hazardous Health Team to
investigate.

The reservoir contains about 100 million litres of water and is the second
largest in the city.


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