Yukon River flooding prompts precautionary boil-water advisory for private well owners
Residents advised to keep 72-hour supply on hand
June 17, 2022 By Ground Water Canada
Yukon – Carmacks residents using private wells have been issued a boil-water advisory by the territorial government.
The advisory is meant at a precautionary measure following flooding of the Yukon River which threatens to pose a health risk.
Water from privates should be boiled for at least two minutes before it’s used for drinking, food preparation and brushing teeth.
The government also suggests residents keep a 72-hour supply of water ready in case flooding impacts water supplies.
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