Village of Alix shuts off water service after main break

Water trucks can be found at the Alix Arena parking lot and the Alix Fire Hall parking lot

UPDATE: The Village of Alix has shut off the water service until further notice due to a main break.

At this time, there is no word on a timeline for restoration as crews work to repair the line.

Shortly after noon today (May 10), Alberta Health Services (AHS) issued a precautionary boil water advisory for the village due to an issue within the water system.

When the service is restored, residents should bring water to a rolling boil for at least one minute before using it for drinking, brushing teeth, cleaning raw foods, preparing infant formula or juices and making ice among other things.

There is no need to boil the water for use in baths or washing clothes.

However, when washing hands, it is recommended that in addition to washing with soap and water that people also use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing more than 60 per cent alcohol after drying them.

Until water testing can confirm the safety of the water, the advisory will remain in effect until further notice. AHS Environmental Public Health officers will continue to monitor the situation until that time.

In the meantime, water trucks carrying potable water are can be found at the Alix Arena parking lot and the Alix Fire Hall parking lot.

More information is available online at www.albertahealthservices.ca and search for the boil water link or people can contact Health Link toll free by calling 811 for any advice and health information.



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