UPDATE: Alix water trouble

Precautionary measure to boil water issued by AHS due to water system problem

Earlier this afternoon, the Village of Alix has shut off its water service until further notice.

According to staff from the village, a water main break has force the total shutdown of the system and no water is flowing.

At this time, there is no word on a timeline for restoration as crews work to repair the line. Water Trucks will be available for potable water at the Alix Arena parking lot and the Alix Fire Hall parking lot.

Once the water is turned back on residents have being told not to consum water from their taps as Alberta Health Services (AHS) has issued a boil water advisory.

Shortly after noon today (May 10), AHS issued the precautionary boil water advisory.

Everyone connected to village water — homes and businesses — are asked 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 will be 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.

According to the release, Village of Alix crews are working to address the issue and restore an appropriate water supply.

However, 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.

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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