Boil Water Advisory for Bowness

City Issues Boil Water Advisory

The City of Calgary has issued a boil water advisory for residents of Bowness and is asking residents throughout the city to conserve water after a major water main break on Wednesday, June 5. Failure to conserve water could lead to significant fines.

All residents and businesses in Bowness are advised to bring all tap water to a rolling boil for one full minute prior to any consumption, including:  

  • Drinking
  • Brushing teeth
  • Cleaning raw foods
  • Preparing infant formula or juices
  • Making ice, etc.

As of 8:30am Thursday, June 6, it appears water service has been restored, however water pressure may still be low and the City’s boil water advisory remains in place for Bowness.

Impacted Calgary Housing Properties include:

  • Bowness 1: 7501-7711 Bowness RD NW
  • Bowness 7: 6236 Bowness RD NW
  • Bowness 8: 6111 Bowness RD NW
  • Montgomery 6:  Montgomery AV NW

Water Restrictions

The water supply to the City of Calgary has been critically impacted. All Calgarians are being asked to do their part and help bring down water use by 25% immediately. 

For all City residents, including Calgary Housing residents throughout the City, the following water restrictions are in place. Failure to follow the mandatory restrictions can result in significant fines from The City.

Mandatory outdoor water restrictions

All outdoor water use is temporarily banned under Stage 4 Water Restrictions. At this time do not:

  • Water lawns, gardens, trees, and shrubs by any method.
  • Wash down any outdoor surfaces, including exterior building surfaces, windows, sidewalks, driveways, or walkways of any sort unless your business requires to for health and safety reasons.
  • Fill outdoor decorative features, fountains, pools, or hot tubs.
Voluntary indoor water restrictions

In addition, Calgarians are asked to restrict their indoor water use by taking the following voluntary actions:

  • Delay using dishwashers and washing machines
  • Limiting shower times and keeping baths shallow
  • Turning off humidifiers and ice machines
  • Turn off water taps when not in use

If you require assistance as a result of any of these restrictions, please contact your Property Manager or Housing Support Specialist.

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