Concerns about Town Water Update
Posted on Tuesday June 02, 2015 at 12:14PM
An emergency is generally defined as a situation that arises suddenly that can have considerable negative consequences, if fast and effective corrective measures are not taken. Water quality is a concern for us in the Region of St. Paul. The recent concern in the Town of St. Paul put our community’s drinking water quality into the spotlight.
An event took place to which the water quality changed (still within acceptable ranges) which may cause aesthetic changes that can react with plumbing in buildings in different ways.
The Town of St. Paul along with Alberta Health Services and the Regional Director of Emergency Management have confirmed through testing and analysis that the drinking water in the Town of St. Paul is, and always was safe to drink and within acceptable operating parameters, as set by Alberta Health Services and Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development. Testing and analysis is conducted on a continual basis to ensure the Town drinking water is safe.
The Region of St. Paul has an Emergency Response Plan in place that provides a step-by-step response to, and recovery from, events that are related to situations of emergencies. The ability and rigorous training of our Water Utility staff to respond rapidly in an emergency, helps prevent unnecessary complications and protects the health and safety of the public.
The concern recently related to the Town water was not an emergency. If it had been, you would have been notified immediately by means of local Media, door to door notices, etc. At this time the Town of St. Paul water is safe to drink.
It is a recommended practice that any water left in your water lines for long periods of time within your homes, business, or schools should be flushed for a minimum of 1 minute. This will ensure that any build-up of any residuals are flushed out before consuming the water.
For further information you can contact the Town of St. Paul Office.
Dated: June 2, 2015
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Author: Town of St. Paul