Boissevain-Morton residents had a boil water advisory rescinded on Tuesday afternoon and council plans to look at how the situation was handled.

On Saturday morning a water line break near Buckingham and Broadway caused a depressurization and subsequent boil water advisory was issued. Since then the boil water advisory has been lifted. Boissevain’s water system has met all conditions for rescinding the boil water advisory and that bacteriological testing results met regulatory standards.

Residents were notified of the advisory through phone calls, text message and emails.

Head of Council Judy Swanson feels things worked the way they were supposed to over the past few days. “If people were signed up to “Connect” it gets sent out to you depending how you wanted to receive those messages. From what I can tell people got those messages to keep them informed as to what was happening.”


The advisory was issued Saturday, August 6th and was lifted Tuesday, August 9th.


“At our next meeting we will evaluate how things were handled. We’ll look at how did it work, what can we do differently and how can we make things better. Basically what went right and what went wrong” said Judy Swanson.

Judy Swanson said the water line break took pressure off the line and as a precaution a boil water advisory had to be issued. Once repairs are done testing takes place to make sure the water meet regulatory standards.

Two consecutive negative tests are required before the province can lift the boil water advisory.