Alberta Health Services is urging residents near a gas plant to not use water from their wells due to possible contamination. 

AHS says the potential contaminant is Sulfolane, an industrial solvent used to purify natural gas.

The government says residents located within five kilometres of the South Rosevear Gas Plant in Yellowhead County near Edson should get drinking water from other sources than their private wells. 

AHS says foods can be cooked in well water only if water will be fully drained before serving, and well water can be used for showering or bathing, because Sulfolane is not absorbed through skin, and cannot be inhaled through water vapours.

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