August 27, 2014 1:08 am
Updated: August 27, 2014 1:18 am

Water quality advisory issued for village in east-central Alberta

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EDMONTON – An Alberta Emergency advisory has been issued for the village in Strome due to the water there being potentially unsafe to drink or use.

Residents are being told to bring their water to a rapid rolling boil for one minute before using it.

According to the village website, there will be no water services for about 12 hours.

Residents can go to the local water treatment to get some bottled drinking water. Water for washing and for flushing toilets will also be available, but residents are asked to bring their own pails to fill up.

Once water service is re-established, a boil water advisory is expected to remain in effect until further notice.

You can phone the village office at 780-376-3558 for more information, or click here to see what to do before and after a boil water order.

Strome is located along Highway 13, about 60 kilometres east of Camrose.

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