Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory

This Advisory applies to all consumers of the Village of Vibank water distribution system and is in effect March 21, 2012 at 12:30 pm and will remain in effect until further notice.

Pursuant to clause 32(1)(a) of The Environmental Management and Protection Act 2002 this Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory is issued

due to commissioning of the Village of Vibank Water Treatment  Plant  as the drinking water quality cannot be ensured at all times.  Therefore, pursuant to Clause 32(1)(b) of The Environmental Management and Protection Act 2002, consumers must be notified to:

(a)       Boil all water, used for drinking purposes, for at least One (1) minute, at a rolling boil, prior to usage;

(b)       Boil water to be used for other activities where it may be ingested, including:

            (i)         brushing teeth or soaking false teeth;

            (ii)       dishwashing, unless sanitized in another fashion;

            (iii)       washing fruits and vegetables;

            (iv)       food or drink which will not be subsequently heated; and

            (v)        ice cubes;

(c)        Not drink from any public drinking fountains supplied with water from the public water supply;

(d)       Under most circumstances, you do not need to boil water used for other household purposes.  Adults, adolescents and older children may shower, bathe or wash using tap water but should avoid swallowing the water.   Laundry may be washed in tap water, either by hand or by machine.

(e)       Ensure that younger children and infants are sponge bathed;

(f)        Use an alternative water source known to be safe, if they do not wish to boil the water; and

(g)       Consult with your physician if you have cuts or rashes that are severe before using the water.

          If you require any additional information, please contact the following:

Village of Vibank                                                                                   (306) 762-2130

Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment – Regina Field Office                   (306) 787-6199

Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment – Communications Branch           (306) 787-0195 – for Media Inquiries

Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region                                                              (306) 766-7773