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Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory lifted in Highland and Trail Subdivisions

Post Date:05/18/2019 1:57 PM
For Immediate Release
May 18, 2019

Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory lifted in Highland and Trail Subdivisions

The City of Swift Current wishes to advise property owners and residents that the Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory (PDWA) issued on Tuesday, May 14th for in the Highland and Trail Subdivisions has now been lifted by the Water Security Agency, effective immediately. 

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. 

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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