Town also placed under monitored probation
The Town of Bow Island in Alberta and one of its former employees pleaded guilty to offences under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act filed against them.
The town pleaded guilty to failing to immediately report structural or equipment malfunctions in the waterworks system.
It was fined $10,000 and was placed under a two and a half-year probation order that will closely monitor its compliance with legislated monitoring and reporting requirements.
Meanwhile, Ryan Jeffery Sanderson, a former town employee, also pleaded guilty to one count of providing false or misleading information.
Sanderson was sentenced to six months jail, to be served in the community under a conditional sentence order, followed by two years of probation.
The said offences are alleged to have occurred between Jan. 1, 2014 and Dec. 31, 2017, according to the Alberta government.