Six communities northwest of Moose Jaw have been placed under a Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory.  

On Saturday, the province placed the villages of Loreburn, Elbow, and Strongfield, along with the Danielson and Douglas Provincial Parks under a drinking water advisory. 

The village of Pleasantdale is also under a drinking water advisory and has been since August 2.  

The province has not made it clear as to why the advisories have been put in place but say to boil water for at least a minute. This includes baking purposes, washing fruits and vegetables, and brushing teeth. 

They add for residents of the affected communities to not use any public drinking fountains supplied with water from the public supply. Use an alternative water source known to be safe. 

Loreburn, Elbow, and Strongfield’s advisories are expected to end on Thursday at 10:00 a.m., while Douglas and Danielson Provincial Parks are expected to have their advisory end on Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. 

The village of Pleasantdale will have its advisory in effect until at least Sept. 6.  

For updates on the drinking water advisories visit the SaskAlert website.