Boil water advisory lifted for South Slave

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K’atl’odeeche First Nation, Hay River, Enterprise and Kakisa had been under a boil water advisory since large-scale flooding in Hay River this spring.

The chief environmental health officer put in the boil water advisory due to higher-than-normal levels of turbidity and the flooding affecting Hay River’s water treatment plant.

The advisory has been lifted after turbidity levels decreased and regular operation at the plant resumed.

According to the Department of Health and Social Services (HSS), no one got sick from the water during the advisory.

Now HSS is recommending residents flush their water supply, but running cold water through taps for one minute, cleaning appliances that use water (like ice makers and coffee machines) , and draining hot water heaters and water-holding tanks.