Emergency boil water order issued north of Regina

March 25, 2012 - 7:07am Updated: March 25, 2012 - 8:04am
Water advisories. Angela Hill/News Talk Radio
Water advisories. Angela Hill/News Talk Radio

A village north of Regina has been placed under an emergency boil water order after E. Coli was detected in the drinking water system.

Residents in Silton, approximately 55 kilometres north of Regina, were advised on Friday to boil all water for at least one minute when used for drinking purposes or other activities such as making ice cubes, brushing teeth, washing fruits and vegetables, and washing dishes, the province’s Ministry of Environment said.

If dish water is not boiled, the dishes can be sanitized by soaking the cleaned items in a bleach-water solution (10 ml of bleach per litre of water) for at least two minutes after being washed.

Bleach should not be combined with soaps or detergents.

The boil water order will remain in effect until improvements are made to the water system.