A boil-water advisory for residents of Hay River, the Kátł’odeeche First Nation, Enterprise, and Kakisa has been lifted.
In an updated advisory issued on Tuesday morning, the territory’s chief environmental health officer said residents need no longer boil water for one minute before drinking it.
An earlier advisory said the move was precautionary and “due to higher than normal turbidity” – otherwise known as muddy water believed to have been caused by ice break-up.
No illnesses associated with the water were reported during the advisory, which lasted for five days.
Residents remained under the boil-water advisory throughout the May long weekend.