Boil water advisory for Grand Forks residents northwest of city

The advisory affects residents northwest of North Fork Road and Hardy Mountain Road intersection

*UPDATE – Aug. 24*

The boil water advisory issued Aug. 19 for residents northwest of the hospital in Grand Forks has been lifted.

According to Sion Improvement District, the body in charge of the water system, distribution system flushing was performed over two days, and a two-time consumption level chlorination was added to remove any potential residual bacteria.

Sion is asking all residents to notify their neighbours that the advisory has been lifted, and has said that they will have additional signage placed throughout the system as well. They said that future periodic chlorination of the system may be necessary as a precautionary endeavour.

The Sion Improvement District would like to apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and appreciate your cooperation and patience during this time.

ORIGINAL

The Sion Improvement District has issued a boil water advisory for approximately 75 residences in Grand Forks.

The notice affects residents on the following streets in the city:

  • Hardy Mountain Road
  • Outlook Road
  • Panorama Drive
  • Davy Road
  • London Road
  • Ward Road
  • Ward Lake Road

A representative from Sion Water said that tests of the local water system indicated higher-than-allowed levels of coliform (a bacteria) in the water, prompting the advisory.

Until the latests samples are tested and approved by the lab in Passmore, residents are advised to boil water before using it for drinking, making ice, cooking, washing food or brushing teeth. Hand sanitizer is recommended after washing hands.

To ensure water is safe, bring water to a rolling boil for at least one minute, or use an alternate source.

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