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Vandals damage/drain second water tank in place for Slocan residents

Kyra Hoggan
By Kyra Hoggan
July 31st, 2013

Vandals have now destroyed a second holding tank at Crescent Valley fire hall that was intended to supply Slocan Valley residents with potable water, according to Nelson RCMP Sgt. Darryl Little.

“The first incident occurred overnight when a vehicle was used to overturn the 1,000 gallon tank, resulting in the spigot being knocked off and the water being emptied,” he said. “The tires tracks leading to the tank would suggest a pick-up truck was involved. The tank was replaced and filled at approximately 11 am (Wednesday) morning.

“The driver then continued up the valley and completed filling the remaining tanks. Upon his return trip at 2 p.m., he noted the tank had once again been knocked over.”

Little said the larger issue, in this case, is not damage to property (the holding tank) but rather the fact that someone is actively jeopardizing the safe water supply for the Slocan Valley community.

He said police would very much like to hear from anyone with any information about “this senseless act of vandalism”, and asked that they call RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

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