Water Outage planned for Tuesday December 7th
Fairmont Hot Springs Water & Sewer would like to notify Fairmont residents of a Water Outage planned for Tuesday December 7th starting at 7:00am and expected to be completed by 5:00pm. These outages are to complete an emergency repair on a leaking watermain valve on Mountain Top Road at Wills Road.
This outage will affect the entire Fairmont Hot Springs Utility area.
It is recommended to fill a bathtub with water prior to the outage to facilitate flushing toilets or basic sanitation. When water supply is resumed, it is advised to open a bath tub faucet first to purge any air.
As a precautionary measure, a temporary Boil Water Advisory will be in place until Dec 14th , or until further notice. This precautionary advisory is being issued due to the risk of contamination when water systems are turned off and depressurized, which means the safety of the drinking water supply cannot be immediately ensured.
Precautions During a Boil Water Advisory
During a Boil Water Advisory, tap water used for the following purposes should be brought to a rolling boil for at least one (1) minute prior to use.
• Drinking and ice cubes
• Liquids or food (e.g. tea or soup) that will not be boiled for at least one (1) minute
• Washing fruits and vegetables being eaten raw
• Brushing teeth or cleaning dental and medical appliances
• Preparing baby food and infant formula
• Bathing infants
Adults, adolescents, and older children may shower, bathe, or wash using tap water, but should avoid swallowing water. It’s recommended to sponge bathe infants if using tap water. Tap water may be used for dishes washed by machine but add bleach to water used for dishes washed by hand. Water used for other household purposes does not need to be boiled.
This Advisory will be rescinded once the water has been demonstrated safe to drink. Updates will be communicated via email and the Fairmont Community Association Facebook page.
Please contact Fairmont Hot Springs Water & Sewer at 250-688-5600, Monday to Friday, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm.