Alberta Health Services has issued a boil water advisory for the Town of Bow Island as a precautionary measure. Water to the town has been turned off so a broken water main can be repaired.
Repairs are expected to be completed within 24 hours. The order will be rescinded once remediation work has been completed and the water has been tested to ensure it is safe for consumption.
All residents and businesses are advised to bring water to a rolling boil for at least one minute prior to any consumption, including:
Water used for bathing or washing clothes does not need to be boiled. Infants and toddlers should be sponge-bathed. For hand-washing, wash with soap and water and use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing more than 60 per cent alcohol after drying your hands. Residents may instead choose to purchase bottled water for consumption, for the duration of this advisory.
AHS Environmental Public Health officers will continue to monitor the situation, including sampling and testing of the drinking water to ensure it is safe for consumption. This advisory will remain in effect until further notice.
For more information on Boil Water Advisories and using water safely when an advisory is in place, resources for homeowners and businesses are available here:https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/eph/Page15235.aspx#boilwater.
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Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.