Do Not Consume Water Advisory issued for Janvier

January 24, 2020

JANVIER – Due to an issue with the water system in the Hamlet of Janvier, Alberta Health Services (AHS), has issued a do not consume water advisory for the hamlet, as a precautionary measure. Tap water should not be used for:

  • Drinking
  • Cooking
  • Feeding pets
  • Gargling or brushing teeth or dentures
  • Making ice cubes, soups, juices, or other mixes
  • Food preparation, including washing fruits and vegetables
  • Preparing baby food or infant formula

For infant and toddler feeding, bottled water requires sterilization; follow instructions on the manufacturer label for to prepare formula. Breastfeeding is recommended, particularly if your infant is less than six months old.

You may use alcohol-based hand disinfectants containing more than 70 per cent alcohol in situations where an alternate source of safe water is not available.

This advisory will remain in effect until further notice.

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is taking corrective action to address this matter, and restore appropriate water supply. Homes that received trucked water into their cistern prior to 8 a.m. on January 24, 2020, are not impacted. The advisory will remain in place until such time that water is restored and water quality assured. AHS Environmental Public Health officers will continue to monitor the situation, including sampling and testing of the drinking water to ensure it is safe for consumption.

For information about potable water options available while this advisory is in place, please contact the Pulse Line at 780-743-7000.

Additionally, health advice and health information is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by calling Health Link toll-free at 811.

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

For media inquiries, contact:

Amy Crofts
AHS Communications