Residents living outside Prince Albert don’t have to boil their water any longer, but the same can’t be said for residents of the Muskoday First Nation.
This morning, the city of Prince Albert announced that the emergency boil water order for users of the rural water utility had been lifted.
However, the order remains in place for the reserve.
Officials with the Saskatoon Tribal Council explain the First Nation lies near the end of the rural water utility’s line, so it’s going to take a bit longer to clean out their system.
A spokesman with the rural water utility notes the First Nation also recently suffered a break to one of its water lines, and must get that fixed in addition to flushing out the system.
Tests must also be done to make sure neither cryptosporidium nor giardia is present in the water.
Local residents are advised to continue boiling their water until further notice.