Boil Water Advisory issued for residences supplied by Salt Box Coulee Waterworks System in Rocky View County

April 19, 2024

ROCKY VIEW COUNTY – Due to an issue with the Salt Box Coulee Waterworks System and several Rocky View County water systems which draw water from it, a boil water advisory is in place for residences supplied by these water systems.

These water systems include:

Salt Box Coulee Waterworks System
Calling Horse Estates Waterworks System
Windmill Water Coop Waterworks
Deer Springs

All residents and businesses supplied by these systems are advised to bring water to a rolling boil for at least one minute prior to any consumption, including:

Water used for bathing or washing clothes does not need to be boiled. For hand-washing, wash with soap and water and use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing more than 60 per cent alcohol after drying your hands.

Residents may instead choose to purchase bottled water for consumption, for the duration of this advisory.

This advisory will remain in effect until further notice.

Corrective action is taking place to address this matter and restore appropriate water supply. 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 more information on Boil Water Advisories and using water safely when an advisory is in place, resources for homeowners and businesses is available here: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/eph/Page15235.aspx#boilwater

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. Our mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable

for all Albertans. Our current focus is on reducing emergency department wait-times, improving EMS response times, increasing access to surgeries, and improving patient flow.