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Contaminated water advisory lifted for Milk River at Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park

September 13, 2016

LETHBRIDGE – Effective immediately, Alberta Health Services (AHS) has lifted the contaminated water advisory that was issued for Milk River at Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park on July 22, 2016.

Water testing has confirmed that bacterial levels are now below maximum acceptable guidelines, meaning the water at the Milk River at Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park is again safe for swimming and wading.

AHS will continue to sample this water as part of routine monitoring practices.

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:

Sherri Gallant
AHS Communications
403-388-6002
587-220-1805 (cell)