Boil Water Advisory issued for campground in County of Warner

By Patrick Burles - @PatrickBurles on Twitter
July 26, 2018 - 2:17pm

COUNTY OF WARNER – A Boil Water Advisory has been issued for the Ridge Park Campground in the County of Warner, due to a problem with their water system.

In a media release, Alberta Health Services noted that they are also trying to connect with any campers who may have used the contaminated water during the high-risk exposure period from July 16–25. If you used the water at the campground during that span, you’re asked to call Health Link Alberta at 811, or contact the local public health office.

They noted that the ongoing advisory is a precautionary measure, and that you should bring the water to a boil for at least one minute prior to using it for drinking, brushing teeth, cleaning raw foods, preparing infant formula or juices, or making ice.

You do not need to boil the water for bathing or washing clothing, and for handwashing they advise that you use soap and then follow-up by using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60-per cent alcohol.

The Ridge Park Campground is working to correct the problem, and the advisory will remain in effect until AHS tests show it is again safe for consumption.

You can learn more about Boil Water Advisories and safe water usage here.

Oilsands companies upbeat about future as Q2 results reveal gains and setbacks

Join the Discussion

We are happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules: Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards. See full commenting rules.