Emergency Boil Water order has been issued

Keely Dakin
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The order has been issued to the City of Prince Albert today, February 7, by the Prince Albert Parkland Health Region.

The order has been put in place because of the presence of the pathogenic microorganisms, giardia and cryptosporidium.

A press conference is being held today at City Council at 3p.m. and more information will be made public at that time.
At this point the order maintains that all water used for drinking purposes must be brought to a roiling boil for at least one minute. The same should be done for all water, which may be ingested, such as tooth brushing, ice cubes, the soaking of false teeth or dishwashing, unless dishes are also sanitized afterwards.
All people or businesses, which are providing food or drink to the public, should ensure that the water they use is boiled.
The order is now in effect and will remain that way until the cleanliness and safety of the water is restored and it has been proven to be safe again, by repeated water sample test results.

Press conference will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 7 to provide further information regarding the change from boil water advisory to boil water order.

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  • Concerned in PA
    February 07, 2012 - 19:13

    I don't own a dishwasher and had read in numerous gov't instructions that bleach could be used to wash dishes and rinse for a certain amount of time. Since then I researched the protozoa that have been found in the water apparently chlorine or bleach are not able to kill these organisms. I am going to use boiled water now however, when it says dishwashing unless sanitized after could we have a clarification or example of what this means? Thank you