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Boil water advisory issued for Granum, Alta.

Alberta Health Services has issued a boil water advisory for the town of Granum in southern Alberta after a water main broke on Tuesday.

A water main break caused AHS to issue the advisory as a precautionary measure

AHS has issued a boil water advisory for the town of Granum in southern Alberta. (CBC)

Update added Jan. 3, 2020: Alberta Health Services has confirmed that satisfactory water quality has been restored in the Town of Granum so the boil water advisory has been lifted.


Alberta Health Services has issued a boil water advisory for the town of Granum in southern Alberta after a water main broke on Tuesday.

AHS said the advisory was issued as a precautionary measure and will remain in effect until further notice.

Residents in the town are being advised to bring water to a rolling boil for at least one minute before consuming it in any way, including:

  • Drinking.
  • Brushing teeth.
  • Cleaning raw foods.
  • Preparing infant formula or juices.
  • Making ice.

Water used for bathing or washing clothes doesn't need to be boiled, AHS said. If handwashing clothes, AHS said to use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer after drying hands when finished.

Residents can also purchase bottled water instead of boiling it, AHS said.

More information on boil water advisories is available on the AHS website

Granum is located approximately 150 kilometres south of Calgary.

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