The Town of Beaverlodge could be under a boil water advisory for almost another week. It’s been confirmed that some sludge or mud got into the clear water treatment area of the plant during the treatment process on Tuesday. An alarm was automatically set off, and Alberta Health Services issued to advisory.
If you drank any of the water before you heard about the advisory, the town says you have a low risk of getting ill. However, you should get medical help if you start to have a fever, diarrhea or vomiting. The pool was closed Wednesday, but will reopen Thursday as AHS has confirmed there’s no health risk.
A “significant” amount of work is needed to fix the water treatment system, which will need to be flushed. That work should start Thursday, and could take four to six days. Testing will also be needed before things can get up and running again.
While the water is safe to drink and use for cooking once it has been boiled, the town will have bottled water on hand. Residents can pick up one 24 pack a day per household at the town hall each day.