A precautionary Drinking Water Advisory is put in place until such time as the water is properly tested and meets the required standards for safe consumption of drinking water. Once test results are received from the Provincial Lab (typically within two to three days), indicating the water passes provincial quality standards, the Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory (PDWA) will be rescinded.
Please note, while the PDWA is not mandatory, it is for safety assurance that affected home owners are advised to boil all water for consumption after water service resumes.
What Should I Do?
- Boil all water, used for drinking purposes, for at least one (1) minute, at a rolling boil, prior to use;
- boil water to be used for other activities where it may be ingested, including:
- brushing teeth or soaking false teeth;
- washing fruits and vegetables;
- food or drink which will not be subsequently heated; and
- ice cubes;
- not use the water for washing dishes, unless the water has been boiled or the dishes are sanitized in another fashion. Washed dishes and utensils can be soaked in a bleach water solution for at least two minutes after being washed to kill any bacteria which may be present;
- ensure that younger children and infants are sponge bathed;
- use an alternative water source known to be safe, if you do not with to boil the water; and
- consult with your physician if you have cuts or rashes that are severe before using the water.
Precautionary Drinking Water Advisories
August 15, 2023
Emergency Boil Water Orders (EBWOS)
No current Orders at this time.