The Village of Delia has been under strict rules regarding their water lately, but it is all for a better cause.

Delia is currently under a water boil advisory due to work being done at their water plant. Earlier this week, residents were advised of an overnight water shut off also due to the construction work.

"So, anytime a water system loses pressure, Alberta Environment instructs us to put on a boil water advisory when it comes back on. Because when you lose pressure, sometimes you get sediment and things in your pipes, and it will work its way through the system," explained Delia CAO Mark Nikota "It is just to let people know that they should take care of their water, check things out. There may be some discolouration so you just need to flush your lines, and everything should be good after that."

Construction for the project started in November 2018 and is billed at $1.5 million. Delia is picking up a third of the tab.

"We are about halfway through. Our project is basically a water reservoir expansion. The repiping that they are redoing inside is to add in the new tank. It is working through the system but this is just kind of ongoing stuff," continued Nikota.

Residents are encouraged to bring water to a rolling boil for one minute before using.

"The main reason we are doing it is for fire back up and for fire prevention. We will have a much better supply here in case we have an issue from the supply. We will have basically triple the amount of water on site to help out in emergencies."

UPDATE - The water tests have come back from Alberta Health and the boil water advisory has been lifted.

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