Drinking water advisory lifted for the residents of the Town of Foleyet

The Sudbury & District Health Unit has officially lifted the drinking water advisory that came into effect Wednesday, November 15, 2017, for residents of the Town of Foleyet.

The Health Unit issued the drinking water advisory because of a temporary loss of pressure due to a mechanical issue in the municipal water system. The water has been tested to ensure its safety.

“The bacteriological quality of the water supply has been tested with no adverse results being reported,” said Burgess Hawkins, a manager in the Health Unit’s Environmental Health Division. “Residents in the affected areas may notice chlorine odours and discoloured water.”

What to do after a drinking water advisory is lifted and before using the water:

  • Run cold water faucets for five minutes or until the water runs clear.
  • Run drinking fountains for five minutes before using the water or until the water runs clear.
  • Run water softeners through a regeneration cycle.
  • Drain and refill hot water heaters.
  • Large-volume users (for example, schools) may need to run cold water taps for a longer period of time on first use.
  • To get rid of sediment, faucet screens should be removed, rinsed and put back in place.

For more information, please call the Sudbury & District Health Unit at 705.522.9200, ext. 398 (toll-free 1.866.522.9200) or visit www.sdhu.com.

This item was last modified on November 18, 2017