North Battleford under precautionary drinking water advisory
All initial tests have shown that the water is safe but the advisory is still in place
-originally posted on July 8, 2016
North Battleford is under a precautionary drinking water advisory after a leak was found in the city’s water tower.
The leak was discovered by water plant operators after divers had cleaned the inside of the water tower. Before entering the water, all divers were sprayed down with a chlorine-based solution to disinfect themselves.
The city said all samples have shown that chlorine present in the water does not exceed normal levels and no contamination is present.
It says people should boil water before drinking it, brushing their teeth, and washing food.
The advisory will remain in effect until maintenance on the tower is completed, which will be sometime after Sunday.