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Precautionary Boil Water Advisory - Emerald Creek Area - Lifted

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Precautionary Boil Water Advisory - Emerald Creek Area - Lifted

UPDATE - APRIL 17, 2021

The Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory that was in effect for #25, 32, 34, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42 and 43 Emerald Creek Drive has been rescinded effective 2:45 pm, Saturday, April 17, 2021.


The rescinding of the PDWA was based upon information provided by your community, which included:

• The repair has been completed;

• The bacteriological samples came back negative for bacterial growth.

Precautionary Boil Water Advisory Rescinded - Water Security Agency

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Due to water main repairs in the area a precautionary boil water advisory has been issued for a portion of Emerald Creek Drive.

Affected homes include: 25, 32, 34, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42 and 43 Emerald Creek Drive effective immediately at 9:45 Thursday, April 15, 2021 until further notice.

Pursuant to clause 36(1)(a) of The Environmental Management and Protection Act 2010 this Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory is issued due to a water main repair resulting in a localized depressurization and therefore the safety of the drinking water supply cannot be ensured at all times. Therefore, pursuant to Clause 36(1)(b) of The Environmental Management and Protection Act 2010, consumers must be notified to:

  1. boil all water, used for drinking purposes, for at least one (1) minute, at a rolling boil, prior to use;
  2. boil water to be used for other activities where it may be ingested, including:
    1. brushing teeth or soaking false teeth;
    2. dishwashing, unless sanitized in another fashion;
    3. washing fruits and vegetables;
    4. food or drink which will not be subsequently heated; and
    5. ice cubes;
  3. not drink from any public drinking fountains supplied with water from the public water supply;
  4. under most circumstances, not need to boil water used for other household purposes. Adults, adolescents and older children may shower, bathe or wash using tap water but should avoid swallowing the water. Laundry may be washed in tap water, either by hand or by machine.
  5. ensure that younger children and infants are sponge bathed;
  6. use an alternative water source known to be safe, if they do not wish to boil the water; and
  7. consult with your physician if you have cuts or rashes that are severe before using the water.

Under most circumstances, there is no need to boil water used for other household purposes. Adults, adolescents and older children may shower, bathe or wash using tap water but should avoid swallowing the water. Laundry may be washed in tap water, either by hand or by machine.

Click here to read the Water Security Agency notice for required precautions.  

The boil water advisory will not be lifted until the water supply is determined to be completely safe. The town will notify residents via Voyent Alert and whitecity.ca when the boil water advisory has been lifted.


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