For areas remaining under the boil water order, water directly from the tap should not be consumed.
The boil water order is precautionary as we await water quality testing to ensure the safety of the water supply.
Consumption of microbiologically-contaminated water may result in illness and stomach flu-like symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea, stomach cramps and headaches.
Until further notice, residents and business owners in the areas identified in red on the maps must bring tap water to a rolling boil for at least one minute prior to:
- Brushing teeth
- Cleaning raw foods
- Preparing infant formula or juices
- Making ice
- Handwashing dishes
Water used for bathing, flushing or laundering clothes does not need to be boiled. Dishwashers can also be used if they are in good working order and have a hot temperature sanitizer cycle.
For business specific tips and procedures to follow during a boil water advisory, view the
business tip sheets below.
Water trucks providing free, potable water are also available from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at:
Water truck locations
- Canmore Recreation Centre
1900 8 Ave, Canmore, AB
- Lawrence Grassi Middle Schoole
610 7th Avenue, Canmore, AB
- Elevation Place
700 Railway Ave #100, Canmore, AB
Water truck FAQs
How do I access water from the truck?
- Please come prepared with a jug or container.
- Please be respectful of others and site supervisors.
- Locations are self-serve.
- Only take what you need.
How much water can I take?
- Please only take what you need for drinking, cooking, brushing your teeth and making infant formula.
- Tap water from your home remains safe to use for bathing, washing clothes and flushing the toilet.
How long are the water truck stations open?
- Locations will be open 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily until the advisory is lifted.