Boil Water Advisory lifted

Water Boil Advisory lifted for portions of north Okotoks

The Town of Okotoks has been able to lift the Boil Water Advisory for all areas of north Okotoks, after Alberta Health Services (AHS) approved the lab results of water samples taken from the impacted areas.

“This is really good news for our community and we truly appreciate the cooperation of everyone who was affected,” said Chris Radford, Okotoks operations & water utilities director. “The Town worked quickly to complete flushing the impacted areas, which accelerated the timeframe to lift the advisory.

Households are required to flush clean and sanitize water pipes, water treatment devices, water storage systems, and plumbed appliances before drinking the water.

  • Turn on all taps and flush water lines for at least 5 minutes (10 minutes in an apartment building).
  • Read instructions from the manufacturer for how to flush, clean, and sanitize containers that protect and store drinking water (called cisterns), water filters, and ice and water dispensers.​
  • Drain and refill hot water tanks that are set below 45º C.
  • Run water softeners through a regeneration cycle (see manufacturer instructions)

For complete information on what to do after the advisory is lifted go to My Health Alberta

Staying informed

The Town is using the Alberta Emergency Alert (AEA) system for all local emergency notifications in Okotoks, including things like boil water advisories. Sign up for alerts to receive information right on your phone. The Town uses a variety of communication tools to inform residents during an emergency, including AEA, the Town website, the Eagle 100.9 radio, the Okotoks Western Wheel, Town social media channels, eNewsletters, and digital road signs.

Learn more about being prepared for an emergency in Okotoks.