Alberta Health Services has issued a boil water advisory for East Prairie Métis Settlement due to an issue in the water system.
All residents of the community must bring water to a rolling boil for a full minute before consuming it in any way. That includes drinking, brushing teeth, cleaning raw foods, preparing infant formula or juices and making ice. Water for bathing or washing clothes can be used as normal.
Members of the settlement can buy bottled water during the advisory. AHS recommends that when washing hands, use soap and an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with more than 60 per cent alcohol after drying hands.
Public health officers are monitoring the situation and testing the water regularly. The advisory will remain in effect until further notice.