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UPDATE: Boil Water Advisory lifted for Janvier

Last Updated May 23, 2023 at 2:13 pm MDT

Image supplied by the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

Alberta Health Services (AHS) and Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) have lifted the Boil Water Advisory for the community of Janvier.

Indigenous Services first issued the advisory on May 19, 2023.

In a statement, the RMWB has confirmed the water is safe to drink.

“Community members should run all indoor taps for five minutes. Water may be discoloured at first but should clear up after flushing. If tap water remains discoloured, continue flushing for up to 15 minutes or until the water clears.”

If discolouration continues, the Municipality recommends residents should contact the Pulse line.

On May 19, 2023, at about 6:15 a.m., the hamlet’s water treatment facility temporarily shut down, causing a loss of water pressure to its distribution system.

Regular operation of the plant’s distribution pumps resumed at 8:30 a.m.

Over the subsequent period, drinking water was provided at the community’s band office.

The RMWB also provided updated notices from AHS and ISC on its website.