Janvier Water Treatment Plant Incident

Further updates will be provided as they become available. 



January 24, 2020


At approximately 10 a.m. this morning, a mix of chemicals were transferred to the Water Treatment Plant in Janvier. Water quality may be impacted by this incident, and as a precaution the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has stopped water distribution from the Janvier Water Treatment Plant to all dwellings in Janvier.

This incident impacts some homes and buildings within the Municipal Hamlet and on the First Nation. Homes that received trucked water into their cistern prior to 8 a.m. on January 24, 2020, are not impacted. 

At this time, residents connected to the Janvier Water Treatment Plant are being asked to stop using water, while the Municipality ensures provisions for safe drinking water are in place.

The Municipality is developing a plan to provide clean and accessible drinking water access to all residents of Janvier.

Emergency services’ Dangerous Goods personnel and equipment are on site. Provincial partners been notified of the incident, and are working to ensure water quality and water safety. 

For information on the Janvier Water Treatment Plant Incident, residents of Janvier are encouraged to visit the Janvier Municipal contact office and call Pulse at 780.743.7000

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