The boil water order for the Town of Canmore has been lifted on the same day that an advisory was issued for the hamlet of Cayley.

Alberta Health Services (AHS) announced Friday that Canmore residents, excluding those at the Canmore Nordic Centre, are no longer required to boil water before consumption.

The order first came into effect June 22 when the community was hit by severe flooding, which also created major damage downstream in many other areas of southern Alberta.

People are advised to take the following steps:

  • Run the taps on all water-using fixtures for five minutes.
  • Run all cold water faucets for five minutes before using the water.
  • Drain and flush ice-making systems on the refrigerator.
  • Run water softeners through a regeneration cycle.
  • Drain and refill hot water heaters set below 45 C (normal setting is 60 C).

Several communities in southern Alberta are still under boil water advisories, including Exshaw, Harvie Heights in the Municipal District of Bighorn, High River, Lake Louise Ski Resort and parts of the Kananaskis water system.

Boil water advisory issued for Cayley

Cayley, AB

The hamlet of Cayley in southern Alberta was placed under an advisory Friday because its water supply was being re-connected to the High River supply.

There are concerns about the quality of that water and the Cayley advisory is being issued as a precaution, say officials with the Municipal District of Foothills.

Residents should bring their water to a rolling boil for one minute before drinking it, using it to preparing food or brushing their teeth.

AHS also suggests using bottled water.

Cayley is located roughly 73 kilometres south of Calgary. 

Water well test kits are also available for M.D. of Foothills residents at the Heritage Pointe Firehall, Black Diamond Hospital and Okotoks Urgent Care Centre.