Some good news for the residents of the Village of Macoun, who have been boiling their water for a few weeks. While the precautionary advisory has been extended once again, to the 21st, it is expected to be lifted before the holidays arrive.
"The boil water advisory was initially put on due to the power outages. Anytime there's power out for any extended period of time, we have complete a certain amount of water samples and get clear results back, in order to lift it," explained Carmen Dodd-Vicary, the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the Village of Macoun.
"It's taking us a little bit longer to get those results back, with the amount of communities that were in that power outage over that weekend."
They hope to get the 'all clear' green light back by Friday, the 21st of December, just in time for the holidays.
"It is just a precautionary one, due to the power outage. We're just telling people to be a little bit careful when they're using water for consumption, whether it's drinking or brushing teeth, dishes or anything like that. People have been actually really good about it and understand that, due to the power outage, it needs to be put into place," Dodd-Vicary said.
Residents are advised to continue to boil the water for at least one minute, and then it should be safe to use. They are taking the 'better safe than sorry' adage to heart.
You can get the most timely updates on the water situation by keeping eye on the SaskAlert app and similar sources.