The Boil Water Advisory has been lifted for all 6 N.W. Calgary communities. More details are available here.
Update: 11 a.m.
The City Calgary advises the Boil Water Advisory remains in effect until further notice for six communities in Northwest Calgary. The advisory is a precautionary measure and has been issued due to high turbidity levels (sediment) in an isolated portion of the drinking water distribution system (pipes). The following communities in Northwest Calgary are affected:
- Nolan Hill
- Sage Hill
- Hidden Valley
The Advisory is not a result of increased flow in the Bow and Elbow Rivers. The turbidity issue has occurred in a localized portion of the distribution system only. The drinking water leaving the City’s two water treatment plants which supplies water to the entire city, continues to be of high quality.
City crews continue to work on flushing the system. The advisory will remain in place until the issue is resolved and testing confirms the water quality has been restored. At that time, the Boil Water Advisory will be rescinded. This process is anticipated to continue into early next week.
According to Alberta Health Services, residents and businesses of these communities are advised to bring water to a rolling boil for at least one minute prior to any consumption, including;
- brushing teeth
- cleaning raw foods
- preparing infant formula or juices
- making ice, etc.
- Water used for bathing or washing clothes does not need to be boiled.
For health advice and information, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, call Health Link Alberta, toll-free, at 1-866-408-LINK (5465).
For more information about the advisory and the communities impacted, visit Calgary.ca or call 311.
Related Calgary City News blog posts:
- Boil Water Advisory lifted in 3 of 6 N.W. communities
- Boil Water Advisory remains in effect
- Boil Water Advisory for N.W. Calgary communities
- Boil Water Advisory for N.W. Calgary communities (June 7, 2012)