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After the fire: Water safe for all users of Fort McMurray treatment plant

Last Updated Aug 17, 2016 at 2:56 pm MST

The last remaining boil-water advisory in the Fort McMurray area after this spring’s wildfire has been lifted.

Alberta Health Services says water quality has been restored to a safe level for all users of the northern Alberta city’s treatment plant.

That includes three neighbourhoods that were heavily damaged by the fire that destroyed 2,400 homes and buildings when it roared through parts of the city in May.

But the Rural Municipality of Wood Buffalo warns that water mains in the Abasand, Beacon Hill and Waterways districts are still out of service.

Municipal staff will be working to flush the lines and get them operating.

Boil-water advisories had already been lifted for rural communities south of Fort McMurray as well as most other neighbourhoods in the city.