Water Outage Update – September 21, 2020

Posted on September 21, 2020

September 21, 2020

RE:     Water Update – Monday, September 21, 2020

We are currently under a Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory effective 11:00 AM Friday, September 18th.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

  • (a) boil all water, used for drinking purposes, for at least one (1) minute, at a rolling boil, prior to use;
    • (b) boil water to be used for other activities where it may be ingested, including: (i) brushing teeth or soaking false teeth;
      • (ii) dishwashing, unless sanitized in another fashion;
      • (iii) washing fruits and vegetables;
      • (iv) food or drink which will not be subsequently heated; and
      • (v) ice cubes;
    • (c) not drink from any public drinking fountains supplied with water from the public water supply;
      • (d) under most circumstances, not need to boil water used for other household purposes. Adults, adolescents and older children may shower, bathe or wash using tap water but should avoid swallowing the water. Laundry may be washed in tap water, either by hand or by machine.
      • (e) ensure that younger children and infants are sponge bathed;
      • (f) use an alternative water source known to be safe, if they do not wish to boil the water; and
      • (g) consult with your physician if you have cuts or rashes that are severe before using the water.

Under most circumstances, there is no need to boil water used for other household purposes. Adults, adolescents and older children may shower, bathe or wash using tap water but should avoid swallowing the water. Laundry may be washed in tap water, either by hand or by machine.

This Advisory is effective on the date and time listed above, and will not be lifted until the water supply is determined to be completely safe.

If you require any additional information, please contact the following:

Village of Sedley 306 – 885 – 2133
Water Security Agency – EMMS Division 306 – 539 – 4188
Water Security Agency – Communications Manager 306 – 631 – 6997
Sask Heath Authority, Regina Office 306 – 766 – 7755

NEXT STEPS

We are installing one more hydrant today, September 21st.

WATER WILL BE SHUT OFF AT 12:30 pm FOR AN UNDETERMINED AMOUNT OF TIME; ALTHOUGH WE ANTICIPATE SERVICE BEING RESTORED BY SUPPER TIME.

We will remain on a Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory until Monday, September 28th.  Additional communication will be provided at that time.

Updates will be posted in the following places:

At times, it is not always possible to update our website, due to technical issues, we recommend following the Village Facebook page for emergencies which occur when the Office is closed.

 

We apologize for this inconvenience.

 

Yours truly,

Samantha Gillies
Chief Administrative Officer
Village of Sedley

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