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Residents of Carmacks with private wells under precautionary boil water advisory

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A boil water advisory has been issued for residents of the Village of Carmacks and Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation who use private wells.

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The advisory is a precautionary measure to protect public health. Private wells may be impacted by the raw sewage release entering the Yukon River from the Carmacks lift station outfall due to an ongoing malfunction due to cold weather that the Village of Carmacks is working to resolve.

If people are using water from a private well:

  • Boil the water for two minutes (rolling boil) before using it for drinking, cleaning food, preparing food, baby formula or fruit drinks, washing dishes, making ice or brushing teeth.
  • Residents should keep a 72 hour supply of water on hand in case water supplies are impacted by flooding. People can either store bottled water, which can be purchased from the store in advance, or fill clean plastic milk jugs (or other containers) with water.

For further information please contact Environmental Health Services at 867-667-8391 or toll free at 1-800-661-0408 ext. 8391.

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