A boil water advisory was issued Thursday for Hazelton and Gitanmaax due to possible disease-causing organisms in the municipal water system.
The warning was issued as a precautionary measure by Northern Health and posted on the Village of Hazelton website. It is effective until further notice.
As a precautionary measure to health risks, municipal water supply users are advised to:
- Bring all water to a rolling boil for at least two minutes and let it cool before using it;
- Obtain bottle water or water from another Northern Health approved source that is know to be safe; or
- Disinfect water with unscented liquid chlorine bleach. Add eight drops of bleach to one gallon of clear water (double the amount of bleach if the water is cloudy). Thoroughly mix and let stand for 30 minutes.