Residents of several communities in South Slave region are being advised to boil drinking water for at least one minute.
This includes Hay River, Enterprise, Kakisa and K’atl’odeeche First Nation.
The boil water advisory was announced in a press release by the Northwest Territories chief public health officer on Sunday evening.
No illnesses from drinking water have been reported.
“This advisory is precautionary in nature, and is due to a reoccurrence of higher than normal turbidity (muddy water) due to the spring ice break up in the source water,” the release say.
Showering, bathing or washing using tap water is still safe.
Several boil water advisory’s were issued for the region throughout last spring, summer and fall.