The boil water advisory is being lifted for the Lower Townsite.
Those who live or work in downtown, Grayling Terrace, Longboat Landing, MacDonald Island, Waterways, and Ptarmigan Court can consume their water normally.
“I’m happy that we’ve been able to restore clean drinking water to the Lower Townsite but there is more work yet to do,” said Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Matthew Hough, in a release.
“The team is working hard to restore service through the rest of Fort McMurray and in Saprae Creek.”
Residents are being told to flush their taps for five minutes and ensure all equipment with water line connections like refrigerator ice and water dispensers are drained, flushed, cleaned, and disinfected according to manufacturers’ recommendations.
They should also run water softeners through a regeneration cycle according to manufacturers recommendations, drain and refill hot water heaters that have been set below 45 degrees Celsius, and flush, drain, clean and disinfect cisterns.
Meanwhile, the municipality is expecting to have the advisory lifted in Abasand, Parsons Creek, and Thickwood which includes Wood Buffalo and Dickinsfield within the next week.
Beacon Hill, Gregoire, Prairie Creek, Saprae Creek, Timberlea including Eagle Ridge and Stone Creek, and Taiga Nova Eco-Industrial Park are expected to have their’s lifted within one to three weeks.
These times aren’t 100 per cent confimed and can change.
Residents can get more information by visiting Alberta Health Services’ website.