Boil water advisory in place for Pelly Crossing

Pelly Crossing residents are being advised to boil their water after a pipe in the drinking water system broke.

Pelly Crossing residents are being advised to boil their water after a pipe in the drinking water system broke.

The Yukon Department of Health and Social Services says the operator of the Selkirk First Nation’s public drinking water system contacted the environmental health services (EHS) branch on Monday about a pipe break in the pump house. This caused the system to depressurize.

“The problem has been fixed and EHS is working with the operator to make sure the necessary bacteriological testing of the drinking water occurs,” said health spokesperson Marcelle Dube in an email.

“Until then, a boil water advisory has been issued.”

A water sample needs to be tested to make sure the drinking water is safe following the break, Dube said.

The Health Department hasn’t received the water sample yet. Assuming the tests prove the water is safe, Thursday is the earliest the advisory would be lifted, she said.

Just Posted

Yukon privacy commissioner says health department’s lack of cooperation “troubling”

Department of Health and Social Services ignored messages, didn’t implement recommendations, IPC says

Yukon Quest field down to just 15 after three withdrawals

Lori Tweddell and Louve Tweddell withdrew from the Quest after not completing qualification races

WYATT’S WORLD

Wyatt’s World

Today’s mailbox: Biomass

Letters to the editor published Jan. 17

City news, briefly

Some news from Whitehorse city council’s Jan. 13th meeting

Crash survivors burn vehicle to stay warm

Three occupants of a vehicle that went off the road between Carmacks… Continue reading

Twelve impaired drivers nabbed in nine days, RCMP says

‘It’s truly staggering to discover the number of people who are still getting behind the wheel while impaired’

Registration opens for 34th annual Buckwheat International Ski Classic

Registration for the 34th annual Buckwheat International Ski Classic opened on Jan.… Continue reading

Yukonomist: A zero-carbon replacement for our LNG plant

Consider small, modular nuclear reactors

Nicolas Petit wins Copper Basin 300

Rob Cooke was the lone Yukoner to finish, placing 12th

Most Read