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Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory lifted in Swift Current

Post Date:07/15/2017 12:34 PM
For Immediate Release
July 15, 2017

Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory lifted in Swift Current

The City of Swift Current wishes to advise property owners and residents that the Water Security Agency has now lifted the Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory (PDWA) in Swift Current, effective immediately. 

The PDWA was issued on Wednesday morning, July 12, for the Highland and Trail Subdivisions.

PDWAs can be lifted following two sets of water samples testing negative for contaminants. Each set of tests requires a 24-hour incubation period following collection, and samples must be delivered to the Provincial Lab in Regina for Water Quality Testing. This is the reason that a 48 – 72 hour period of time must pass prior to the Advisory being lifted.

What to do following a Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory
Now that the PDWA has been lifted, it is important to let each tap in your home run — one at a time — for about 20 seconds, allowing trapped air in your home’s water lines to release. Should the water appear cloudy or discoloured, continue to let it run until it appears clear. This may take longer in the case of hot water.

We would like to thank residents for their patience during this inconvenience.


For more information, please contact:

Michael Boutilier
Communications & Stakeholder Relations Coordinator
City of Swift Current
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