The Chief Environmental Health Officer is advising all residents of Hay River, K’atl’odeeche First Nation, Enterprise and Kakisa to boil their drinking water for at least one minute before use.

During this advisory, water used for drinking, preparing food, hot and cold beverages and ice cubes, washing fruits and vegetables, and dental hygiene must be boiled. This is of particular importance in the case of the preparation of infant formulas. Do not drink water from public drinking fountains. It is not necessary to boil water used for other household purposes. You may shower, bathe or wash using tap water, but avoid swallowing the water.

The Chief Environmental Health Officer, in collaboration with the Town of Hay River, will continue to monitor the situation and provide an update when the advisory is lifted.

For more information visit the Boil Water Advisory Information page.