Gateway Gazette

Update on Water Interruption in the Hamlet of Blackie

BOIL WATER ADVISORY FOR BLACKIE HAS BEEN LIFTED

INFORMATION FOR RESIDENTS:

What to Do Now the Advisory Is Over
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Once the boil water advisory is lifted, you need to flush, clean, and sanitize:

  • water pipes
  • water treatment devices
  • plumbed appliances
  • water storage tanks

To make everything in your house safe:

  • run cold water taps for at least 5 minutes before you use them. If you live in an apartment or condominium, run the taps for more than 5 minutes.
  • flush, clean, and sanitize appliances with water line connections (e.g., fridges with water and ice dispensers) following manufacturer’s instructions
  • disinfect water filtration devices following manufacturer’s instructions
  • run your water softener through a regeneration cycle following manufacturer’s instructions
  • drain and refill your hot water heater if it’s set below 45 °C
  • flush, drain, clean, and sanitize your water tank (cistern) if there was unclean (contaminated) water​ in it.

Previous Updates

Water main break repairs are now completed. System needs to be flushed and reservoir re-filled.

A Boil Water Advisory remains in effect until Alberta Health Services advises that the advisory may be cancelled.  Any water to be used for preparing or washing food, cooking, drinking, making ice or brushing teeth must be boiled for a minimum of one minute and cooled before use.

Potable water will continue to be available for residents at  The Blackie Arena at 309 John Street between 12:00 noon and 8:00 pm daily, until further notice.

For Further Updates:

Information will be provided when available at the following:

Foothills County website at www.mdfoothills.com

Alberta Emergency Alert System https://www.emergencyalert.alberta.ca/

Foothills SCAN Alerts

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Foothills-County-713699565318774/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/MDofFoothills

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