Water Outage planned from Thursday November 25th
Fairmont Hot Springs Water & Sewer would like to notify Fairmont residents of a Water Outage planned for Thursday November 25th starting at 7:00am and expected to be completed by 5:00pm. These outages are to replace a watermain valve on Wills Road at Fairway Drive.
This outage will affect the entire Fairmont Hot Springs Utility area except for Fairmont Lodge.
It is recommended to fill a bathtub with water prior to the outage to facilitate flushing toilets or basic sanitation.
As a precautionary measure, a temporary Boil Water Advisory will be in place from November 25th onwards and 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This Advisory will be rescinded once the water has been demonstrated safe to drink.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, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.