The City of Red Deer is confident in our water quality and in most cases a boil water advisory is used as a precautionary measure. We make every effort to inform you as soon as possible.
Boil water advisories are issued when the City of Red Deer suspects the presence of harmful microbes, like E.coli bacteria or Giardia parasites in the drinking water supply. Consuming water that carries these microbes can make you and your pets sick; however boiling the water kills these microbes making the water safe for consumption.
When the contamination of drinking water supply is suspected, The City of Red Deer, along with Alberta Health Services, will issue a boil water advisory to the area(s) affected.
Boil water advisories may be issued for the following reasons:
- Water leaks or main breaks where contamination is possible
- Depressurization of water mains
- Contaminants enter the water distribution system from the Water Treatment Plant