Boil Water Advisory lifted for Silverado, remains in place for Yorkville and Belmont
The precautionary Boil Water Advisory that went into effect on June 2 has been lifted for Silverado but remains in place for Yorkville and Belmont.
Information for residents and businesses in Silverado
Testing in Silverado has confirmed that water in this community meets all water quality guidelines and standards, and Alberta Health Services has confirmed that it is safe for normal consumption.
What to do after a boil water advisory ends
Residents of, businesses in and visitors to Silverado can resume normal consumption of water after they do the following:
- Household faucets: Turn on all taps and flush water lines for at least 20 minutes. Wash tap aerators and screens in hot soapy water then disinfect them for 10 minutes in a solution of one part bleach to nine parts water.
- Refrigerators with water and ice dispensers, water coolers, filters and automatic ice makers: Read and follow the manufacturer's instructions for flushing, cleaning and sanitizing. Run water for 20 minutes before using.
- Hot water tank: Drain and refill hot water tanks that are set below 45°C (normal setting is 60°C).
- Water softener: Run water softeners through a regeneration cycle. Follow the instructions from the manufacturer.
Information for residents and businesses in Yorkville and Belmont
The City of Calgary continues to work closely with Alberta Environment and Protected Areas and Alberta Health Services to confirm that the water is safe for consumption. Currently, the Boil Water Advisory remains in place for Yorkville and Belmont.
All residents and businesses in Yorkville and Belmont should continue to bring all tap water to a rolling boil for one full minute prior to any consumption, including:
- Brushing teeth
- Cleaning raw foods
- Preparing infant formula or juices
- Making ice, etc.
Water used for bathing or for laundering of clothes does not need to be boiled.
Residents may instead choose to purchase bottled water for consumption for the duration of this advisory.
The City of Calgary thanks affected residents and businesses for their patience and cooperation. We will provide further updates as soon as they are available.
For further details, please visit calgary.ca or call 3-1-1.
For health-related questions, please contact Health Link at 811 or visit the following website: https://myhealth.alberta.ca/Alberta/Pages/Boil-water-advisory-how-to-use-water-safely.aspx