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Boil water order lifted for Lethbridge

LETHBRIDGE — Tap water is again safe to drink and a state of emergency has been lifted in the southern Alberta city of Lethbridge.

A fast snow melt due to suddenly higher temperatures had made water from the Oldman River too murky to process at the treatment plant.

The city announced just after noon Friday that reserves had been mostly restored and that residents and businesses no longer needed to conserve.

“It’s because of those efforts that we’ve been able to recover from this water emergency so quickly,” said Doug Hawkins, the city’s director of infrastructure services. “The water levels in storage throughout the community have been mostly restored. Our production capacity is up to snuff.”



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