News Release - City Providing Assistance to Affected Residents of Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory in City’s Southeast
City Providing Assistance to Affected Residents of Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory in City’s Southeast
MOOSE JAW - The precautionary drinking water advisory has been extended for the City’s
southeast area and is now projected to last until September 9, 2016.
“We acknowledge and regret that residents in this area have been under this advisory for a
prolonged period of time,” stated Matt Noble, City Manager. “Our Engineering department is
working to provide a potable water station in the area for residents and the City will be providing
credits on water bills for the period of the advisory.”
A portable potable water tank will be located at the intersection of 2nd Avenue SE and Lillooet
Street by tomorrow (Saturday, August 20) afternoon. Residents affected by the advisory are invited
to fill up their own clean containers with drinking water from this site.
The City’s initial plan to flush the lines to restore chlorine levels to Water Security Agency standards
has not been successful and alternate approaches are being considered. Affected residents have
been directly notified and updated of the advisory status since it began on July 27.
Important notes about the advisory:
- This is simply a precautionary measure due to low chlorine levels. There is no confirmed
- The City and the Water Security Agency have issued this advisory to ensure the safety and
security of residents’ drinking water.
- The water is fine to use for hygienic purposes (showering, etc.) but should be boiled for
consumptive purposes (cooking, drinking, oral hygiene).
- Affected residents will be advised directly when the advisory is over.
Areas affected can be found on this interactive map:
http://citymj.maps.arcgis.com/apps/View/index.html?appid=d521b084cfda49468a77585e3d1d17a3 The original PSA issued for this precautionary drinking water advisory can be found at: