Drinking Water Advisories
Precautionary Drinking Water Advisories
This page contains information related to Drinking Water Advisories. When a Drinking Water Advisory is issued, an orange notice will be posted to the doors of all affected properties, and a green notice will be posted when the Advisory is lifted. Copies of any current advisories will also be posted here.
An advisory is required when there is a change to the water distribution system that means that the City cannot guarantee the quality of the water until the required bacteria testing has been completed. The most common reason for this is when a water main is required to be depressurized and dug for repairs.
We make every effort to provide reasonable advance notice to residents and businesses when water system repairs are being done that will require water services to be temporarily turned off, as well as an accompanying drinking water advisory when water services are restored. However, when the repairs are an emergency, we are not always able to provide this advance notice.
When a Drinking Water Advisory is in effect, residents are recommended to boil water for at least one minute prior to using for drinking, food preparation, or brushing teeth, or to use an alternate water source known to be safe. Additional requirements from Public Health apply to businesses that provide food or water to the public.
If you have any questions about a Drinking Water Advisory, please contact City Hall at 306-236-3622.