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Boil Water Order lifted in Canmore's Silvertip community

08/01/2021 | 05:49pm EDT

CANMORE, Alberta, Aug. 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The boil water order issued by Alberta Health Services on July 29 has been lifted for an additional area of Canmore: the Silvertip community. On July 31, Dead Man’s Flats, Harvie Heights, the Canmore Nordic Centre, Three Sisters Resort, Peaks of Grassi, portions of Rundleview and portions of the Homesteads (link to detailed maps below) were also cleared for regular water service.

Effective immediately, residents, visitors and businesses in the green areas of the maps no longer need to boil their water before consumption. Residents and business in the remainder of the town of Canmore (red areas, on the maps) are still required to boil water before consumption, until further notice.

EPCOR is working as quickly as possible to ensure the safety of the water supply. Flushing and testing of the water system continues to occur as crews work to restore regular water service. It is recommended that residents and business in the green zones run their cold taps until the water is clear before consuming. A bucket of water should also be poured into toilet tanks to flush it out. To flush water heaters, follow Alberta Health’s guidelines.

For areas remaining under the boil water order, water directly from the tap should not be consumed.

Consumption of microbiologically-contaminated water may result in illness and stomach flu-like symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea, stomach cramps and headaches.

Until further notice, visitors, residents and business owners in the areas identified in red on the maps must bring tap water to a rolling boil for at least one minute prior to:

  • drinking
  • brushing teeth
  • cleaning raw foods
  • preparing infant formula or juices
  • making ice
  • handwashing dishes

Water used for bathing, flushing or laundering clothes does not need to be boiled. Dishwashers can also be used if they are in good working order and have a hot temperature sanitizer cycle.

Residents and visitors of Canmore may instead choose to purchase bottled water for the duration of the order. Water trucks providing free, potable water are also available from 9 am to 8 pm at:

  • Canmore Recreation Centre
  • Elizabeth Rummel School, 1033 Cougar Creek Drive
  • WorldMark, #91 Three Sisters Drive
  • Elevation Place, 700 Railway Ave #100, Canmore

More information on boil water advisories can be found here.

Anyone requiring additional information, is asked to call EPCOR at 403-609-6400.

Health-related questions should be directed to Health Link at 811 or MyHealth.Alberta.ca.

Related Information

For more information contact:

EPCOR Media Relations
780-721-9001
epcormedia@epcor.com

About EPCOR

EPCOR, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, builds, owns and operates electrical, natural gas and water transmission and distribution networks, water and wastewater treatment facilities, sanitary and stormwater systems, and infrastructure in Canada and the United States. The company also provides electricity, natural gas and water products and services to residential and commercial customers. EPCOR, headquartered in Edmonton, is an Alberta Top 75 employer.


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