Fort Simpson's boil-water advisory is lifted

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A boil-water advisory in Fort Simpson was lifted by the territorial government on Friday.

Residents whose homes are connected to piped water longer need to boil water for at least a minute before drinking it.

The advisory had been in place since May 17 because of muddy water related to spring breakup and flooding in the community.

No related illnesses were reported, the territory said.

The Department of Health and Social Services told residents and businesses to “flush their water supply” by doing the following:

Additional information can be found on the department's website.

A separate boil-water advisory for Hay River and nearby communities remains in place.

Sarah Sibley, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Cabin Radio

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