About 100 residents in the southeast area of Moose Jaw won’t be able to drink water from the tap for another three weeks.
A precautionary drinking water advisory affecting the University Heights, Pleasant View, and River Park areas has been in effect since July 27, 2016 and is now extended until September 9, 2016.
Because of needed repairs, a water main was shut off and has resulted in low chlorine levels. A failed attempt was made to restore the chlorine levels, so people in the affected areas are advised to continue boiling the water for drinking or cooking. The water from the taps is still safe to use for hygienic purposes.
The city set up a portable water tank at the intersection of 2nd Avenue SE and Lillooet Street and people are able to fill up their own containers with drinking water there.
The city said the advisory has been issued as a precaution, saying there is no confirmed contamination of water.
Click here to see the affected areas on a City of Moose Jaw map.