Additional Well Monitoring Equipment

As work continues to connect the second of two wells in Wheatley to monitoring equipment, another 10 individuals were allowed temporary access to their properties during the weekend.

The second well (APEC 2) was brought to the surface last week and workers on site are connecting it to the test separator and installing monitoring equipment as was done with the first well (APEC 1).

The test separator and venting system connected to APEC 1 remains in place which functions to improve the overall safety of the site.

Residents and property owners seeking temporary access to check on their properties are required to register with the municipality for scheduling purposes and to allow emergency personnel to determine if the property is safe to enter.

To date, 69 appointments have been completed and 21 appointments are ready to be booked for properties evacuated but not in the immediate vicinity of the August 26 blast. Officials are still prohibiting access to those sites due to safety concerns.

Access will resume this week when any gaps in the work occur.