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Boil Water Advisory lifted in Fort McMurray

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 19, 2020) – Alberta Health Services has lifted the Boil Water Advisory in Timberlea and Taiga Nova including the businesses in between the two areas along Highway 63.

The Timberlea distribution system includes Eagle Ridge and Stone Creek. 

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

“Our initial estimate for returning potable water to Fort McMurray was 120 days of work. We completed the process of flushing, disinfecting, and testing the 375-kilometre water distribution system in under 60 days,” said Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Matthew Hough. “I would like to thank Alberta Health Services and Alberta Environment and Parks for making themselves available to us throughout this process. I would also like to thank the consultants and contractors who have been working tirelessly with our staff these last two months to make this happen. Finally, I would like to thank residents and businesses for their patience and understanding.” 

Residents and businesses of Timberlea, Eagle Ridge, Stone Creek and Taiga Nova should do the following:  

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. 
Visit albertahealthservices.ca for more information.

Closure of Brett Drive tennis courts

As part of the potable water restoration process, the Brett Drive tennis courts had to be permanently closed to protect nearby infrastructure. There are tennis courts adjacent to Frank Spragins High School at 190 Tamarack Way in Thickwood available for use. 

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