According to the Saskatchewan government Tuesday’s oil spill near Lloydminster’s water treatment plant, wasn’t an actual spill.
Instead officials say a tank-trailer illegally dumped around 2-thousand litres of heavy crude into a ditch, which then entered the storm water system.
However it’s believed that the city’s drinking water supply isn’t threatened.
As of yesterday (Tues) about 95 per cent of the oil has been recovered and is contained with sandbags.
Officials are now trying to figure out who is responsible and possible fines range from 1 dollar to 1 million per day.