Source: Mackenzie County
Issued: Apr 27, 2020 at 09:51 PM
Description: Alberta Emergency Alert - Water Supply and Quality Alert Updated
The drinking water for Fort Vermilion may be unsafe to drink or use, due to the Peace River Ice Jam flooding. The flooding has caused a disruption in water supply for the hamlets of Fort Vermilion and La Crete. The raw and treated water truck fill station in La Crete, the Buffalo Head Prairie and both Fort Vermilion truck fill stations are closed until further notice.
All potable water truck fill stations in the Fort Vermilion and La Crete area are closed until further notice, including the raw water truck fill in La Crete. Only use water for essential uses such as cooking and personal hygiene. Go to www.mackenziecounty.com/peace-river-ice-jam-flood-information for more information.
Action to take:
- In Fort Vermilion, bring water to a rapid rolling boil for 1 minute prior to use
- Take all necessary precautions
- For updates, please call Mackenzie County at 780-927-3718 or follow Mackenzie County’s Facebook page.
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