Water hauler ordered to close due to public health risk

Water recipients requested to contact St. Paul Environmental Public Health office


Alberta Health Services (AHS) is advising all individuals who received water from KCN Contracting LTD, a water hauler operating under permit from AHS, to contact AHS Environmental Public Health. The water hauler has a base operation at the Kehewin Cree Nation.

AHS issued a Closure Order for KCNContracting LTD on March 8, 2018, for obtaining and delivering water from a source that is not considered potable. Non-potable water may contain bacteria and/or viruses that could cause illness.

This operator may have delivered to the communities of St. Paul, Smoky Lake, Bonnyville, Cold Lake and surrounding areas. 

Investigation to date has not revealed a complete list of this water hauler’s clientele. As such, AHS is issuing this health advisory as a means of alerting anyone who received water from this operator, at any point in time, to contact AHS Environmental Public Health in St. Paul at 780-645-3396. Environmental Public Health staff will advise on next steps, which may include boiling water before consumption, or cleaning instructions for water storage.

The operator has been ordered to cease delivery of non-potable water and will remain under closure order until its operations comply with AHS and legislative requirements as set out in the Public Health Act.

Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.