Car washes, laundromats and other businesses in Prince Albert have received the go-ahead to reopen.
They were forced to close two weeks ago when the city issued emergency water restrictions after a oil pipeline leak into the North Saskatchewan River.
City officials say temporary lines drawing water from the South Saskatchewan River and the Little Red River are working, so residents can also wash their cars and water their lawns.
As much as 250,000 litres of blended crude spilled into the river from a Husky Energy pipeline near Mainstone.
A report released Wednesday by Husky said more than 900 water samples taken along the river have met Canadian drinking water standards since July 24th, but the province wants more testing before drinking water intakes can be reopened.