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Precautionary drinking water advisory lifted in northwest Swift Current

Posted on 17 December 2021 by Prairie Post

The City of Swift Current wishes to advise property owners and residents that the Water Security Agency has lifted the Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory (PDWA) for properties located in the Northwest area of Swift Current, the pressurization of the system and the receipt of two consecutive sets of negative samples from the City. 

Due to the high number of impacted properties, notices WILL NOT be placed on front doors.

Precautionary Drinking Water Advisories are precautionary measures taken when damage/depressurization occurs to a water supply system and repairs are required. During water supply repairs there is a risk of soil or other contaminants entering the water supply.

PDWAs apply to water that may be ingested through activities such as:

• Drinking 

• Brushing teeth

• Soaking dentures

• Washing fruits and vegetables 

• Washing dishes by hand (Use hot water cycle on dishwasher)

• Preparing ice cubes

• Swallowing water while bathing/showering

What to do following a Public Drinking Water Advisory

Once the PDWA is 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.

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