Délįne placed under boil-water advisory over muddy water
Residents of Délįne are being told to boil their drinking water for at least one minute over muddy water in the area.
The Délįne Community Government issued the advisory on Monday, which was then publicized by the territory’s chief environmental health officer on Wednesday.
The community government is responsible for local water treatment. The territorial government said the issue was “higher than normal turbidity,” though no reason for the unusually muddy water was provided.
“There have been no illnesses associated with drinking water reported in the community,” the territory’s advisory stated.
“The Chief Environmental Health Officer, in collaboration with the community government, will continue to monitor the situation and provide formal notice to lift this boil water advisory.”
All water used for drinking, preparing food, hot and cold beverages and ice cubes, washing fruits and vegetables, and dental hygiene must be boiled, the territory’s advisory stated.
The territorial government has an online Q&A about boil-water advisories for anyone who needs more information.