MILK RIVER -- Alberta Health Services (AHS), has issued a Boil Water Advisory for the village of Milk River, as a precautionary measure.
AHS does not outline why the meaure is being taken, other than to state "an issue with the water system."
Residents and businesses are advised to bring water to a rolling boil for at least one minute prior to any consumption, including:
-- brushing teeth
-- cleaning raw foods
-- preparing infant formula or juices
-- making ice, etc.
Residents may instead choose to purchase bottled water for consumption, during the advisory. However, water used for bathing or washing clothes does not need to be boiled. For hand-washing, wash with soap and water and use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing more than 60 per cent alcohol after drying your hands.
The Town of Milk River is taking corrective action to address this matter, and restore appropriate water supply. The advisory will remain in place until such time that water is restored and water quality assured. AHS Environmental Public Health officers will continue to monitor the situation, including sampling and testing of the drinking water to ensure it is safe for consumption.
For more information on Boil Water Advisories and using water safely when an advisory is in place, resources for homeowners and businesses is available on the Alberta Health website.
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