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Boil Water Advisory Issued for Community of Deline

The Chief Public Health Officer is advising all residents in Déline to boil their drinking water for at least one minute.

This advisory is precautionary in nature and is due to higher-than-normal turbidity (muddy water) in the water. There have been no illnesses associated with drinking water reported in the community. The Chief Public Health Officer, in collaboration with the community government, will continue to monitor the situation and provide formal notice to lift this boil water advisory.

All water used for drinking, preparing food, hot and cold beverages, ice cubes, washing fruits and vegetables, and dental hygiene must be boiled. This is of particular importance in the case of the preparation of infant formulas. Do not drink water from public drinking fountains.

It is not necessary to boil water used for other household purposes. You may shower, bathe or wash using tap water, but avoid swallowing the water. Alternatives to boiling water include using bottled water, or water that has been treated with distillation or reverse osmosis. It is noted that Brita filters are not an effective way to treat water under a boil advisory.

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