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Boil Water Advisory lifted for the areas of Gregoire, Mackenzie Park, Prairie Creek Residential, Saline Creek, Saline Plateau, Airport Lands and Saprae Creek Estates

June 30, 2016

Advisory remains in effect for other areas

FORT McMURRAY - Alberta Health Services (AHS) has confirmed that water quality has been restored to a safe level to water system users in the Gregoire, Mackenzie Park, Prairie Creek Residential, Saline Creek, Saline Plateau, Airport Lands, and Saprae Creek Estates areas of Fort McMurray.

As such, the boil water advisory has been lifted, effective immediately, for those areas.

These areas are described as the region south and east of Beacon Hill Place and include the municipally connected sites to Saprae Creek Estates, including Sommer Way Road. Please refer to the map for additional clarification. http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/assets/wf/eph/wf-eph-creek-boil-map.pdf  

Private water systems, not directly connected to the municipal water system (e.g. truck filled cisterns) are not included in the boil water advisory rescind. These cisterns should be cleaned and disinfected, if not already completed. For further information on cleaning and disinfecting your water cistern, please visit http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/assets/wf/eph/wf-eh-how-clean-disinfect-cistern-fmm-fire.pdf

The boil water advisory was lifted for the areas of Thickwood, Wood Buffalo, Dickinsfield, Timberlea, Stone Creek and Parsons Creek North on June 16. These areas are described as the region north and west of the Athabasca River and include all areas south of Highway 686 to the Athabasca River which also includes the bulk water station located at 820 Memorial Drive. Please refer to the map for additional clarification: http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/assets/wf/eph/wf-eph-bwa-thick-map.pdf  

The boil water advisory was lifted for the Grayling Terrace area on June 10th. This area includes the following streets: Grayling Crescent, Gilbert Place, Graham Place, Gardiner Place, Goodwin Place, Gipsy Place, Garson Place. Please refer to the map for additional clarification: http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/assets/wf/eph/wf-eph-grayling-boil-map.pdf.

The boil water advisory was lifted for the Lower Townsite Area on June 4th. The Lower Townsite Area is described as the area north of the Hangingstone River, west of the Clearwater River, east of Memorial Drive up to Confederation Bridge, and includes MacDonald Island. Please refer to the map for additional clarification: http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/assets/wf/eph/wf-eh-map-boil-water-advisory-lift-lower-townsite.pdf.

All water system users in the areas of Gregoire, Mackenzie Park, Prairie Creek Residential, Saline Creek, Saline Plateau, Airport Lands, and Saprae Creek Estates are advised to follow the proper flushing procedures outlined in the Boil Water Advisory Information for Fort McMurray Residents document (dated June 15, 2016) available online at www.ahs.ca/wildfire. Water system users in areas where the boil water advisory has already been lifted do not need to do this again.

The Boil Water Order remains in effect for the remainder of the municipal distribution system including the areas of: Abasand, Beacon Hill, Waterways, Gregoire Lake Provincial Park, Gregoire Lake Estates, Fort McMurray First Nation (Gregoire Lake Reserve) truckfill, Anzac truckfill and community hall and any other municipally connected plumbing systems not mentioned in the boil water advisory lift areas.

All precautions outlined in the Boil Water Advisory issued May 18, 2016, must still be followed in these areas, until further notice. Additionally, users in areas still under the Boil Water Order are required to flush their water systems, before drawing water to boil.

Please note: the boil water advisory will continue to be lifted in phases. AHS will issue updates to this advisory as water quality is confirmed as safe in additional areas. All individuals in or returning to the Fort McMurray area are encouraged to find the most current boil water advisory information online at www.ahs.ca/wildfire. Guidance documents are also available at www.ahs.ca/ephwildfire.

Individuals uncertain whether the boil water advisory remains in effect in their area can view the boil water advisory map(s) available at www.albertahealthservices.ca/assets/wf/eph/wf-eh-map-boil-water-advisory-areas-lift.pdf.

Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans. 

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For media inquiries, contact:

Kerry Williamson
AHS Communications
780-905-5890