South Slave under boil water advisory again

Lady Evelyn Falls near Kakisa. (Submitted photo.)

Three days after lifting the boil water advisory, the chief environmental health officer has reinstated it for the communities of Hay River, K’atl’odeeche Reserve, Enterprise and Kakisa.

Similarly to the first advisory, this one is also due to high levels of turbidity (debris and sediment) and is “precautionary in nature.”

Residents in these communities should boil all water for drinking, cooking, washing food and tooth brushing for at least a minute. That also includes preparing baby formula.

The advisory notes that water filtration pitchers are not a valid alternative.

The previous advisory lasted about a month. According to a news release, the CEHO and Town of Hay River are monitoring but there is no timeline for when this advisory will be lifted.

Additional information on boil water advisories can be found here.


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