Deline boil-water advisory lifted

A boil-water advisory has been lifted for the community of Deline.

According to a news release issued Friday, the NWT’s chief environmental health officer had lifted the nine day old precautionary advisory.

Residents of of Deline were asked to boil their water due to higher than normal turbidity, or muddy water levels.

The health officer says there have been no illnesses associated with drinking water reported in the community.

Residents are now advised to run all cold water faucets and drinking fountains for at least one minute before use.

They should also flush and clean all water-using equipment such as coffee makers and ice-making machines for at least one minute.

Residents should also drain and refill hot water heaters and drain and clean water-holding tanks.

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