Drinking water advisory issued for the residents of the Town of GogamaIssued: Saturday, December 15, 2018
Public Health Sudbury & Districts has issued a drinking water advisory effective immediately for the residents of Gogama.
A drinking water advisory means that people who take their water from the municipal system should NOT use it for drinking; making juice, infant formula, or ice; cooking; washing uncooked fruits and vegetables; or brushing teeth. Boiling the water may not make it safe for drinking. For these purposes, water from an alternate source, such as bottled water, should be used. Bottled water used for making infant formula must still be boiled. For information on how to properly prepare infant formula using bottled water, please call Public Health’s Health Information Line at 705.522.9200, ext. 342 (toll-free 1.866.522.9200). The water can be used for laundry and bathing (excluding small children who could swallow the water).
The Town of Gogama is working to address a water main break issue. Once the water supply is re-established, residents should not use the water for human consumption until advised otherwise by Public Health Sudbury & Districts.
“It is possible that a loss of water pressure can create conditions that compromise the safety of the drinking water,” said Cynthia Peacock-Rocca, a manager in the Environmental Health Division. “Until bacteriological testing of the drinking water indicates a safe supply, the drinking water advisory will remain in effect as a precaution.”
Public Health Sudbury & Districts staff will continue to monitor the situation. We will notify the municipality when the drinking water advisory is lifted and residents will be advised.
For more information, please call Public Health Sudbury & Districts at 705.522.9200 (after hours at 705.688.4366) or visit www.phsd.ca.