Boil water order dropped for community south of Red Deer

A file photo of a woman filling a glass. Getty Images/Antoine Arraou

A boil water order issued earlier this week for the community of Springbrook, in Red Deer County, was dropped Friday afternoon.

Alberta Health Services issued the order on Wednesday after a fire at the pumphouse. There were concerns over the safety of the drinking water.

Residents were ordered to boil their water for at least one minute before any consumption.

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On Friday afternoon, Alberta Emergency Alert issued a notice to say the order had been dropped.

Residents and businesses in Springbrook are asked to do the following before using the water:

  • Flush all water fixtures for five minutes
  • Run all cold water faucets and drinking fountains for five minutes
  • Drain and flush ice-making systems in your refrigerator
  • Run water softeners through a regeneration cycle
  • Drain and refill hot water heaters set below 45 C
  • Drain all cisterns and flush with clean water
  • Backwash pool filters and change media or water

Springbrook is located about 10 kilometres south of Red Deer.


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