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Boil Water Advisory

Last updated: June 19, 2020 

Potable water restoration in Fort McMurray is complete and the Boil Water Advisory has been lifted for all communities.  

After a Boil Water Advisory is lifted, you should: 

Flush all taps for five minutes.
Ensure equipment with water line connections like refrigerator ice and water dispensers are drained, flushed, cleaned and disinfected according to manufacturers’ recommendations.

Run water softeners through a regeneration cycle according to manufacturers’ recommendations.
Drain and refill hot water heaters that have been set below 45 degrees Celsius. 
Flush, drain, clean and disinfect cisterns. 

Note: Water charges are turning to normal now that the Boil Water Advisory has been lifted.


 

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