Drinking water advisory lifted for Minisinakwa Lake

The Sudbury & District Health Unit has lifted the drinking water advisory that came into effect Saturday, March 7, 2015, for residents who take their drinking water from Minisinakwa Lake or from wells supplied by the lake, as the water has been tested to ensure its safety.

The Health Unit issued the drinking water advisory as a precaution in response to a train derailment, which caused a leak of crude oil into the adjacent waterway.

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

  • Flush your treatment system and replace your filters.
  • Run cold water faucets for five minutes or until the water runs clear.
  • Run water softeners through a regeneration cycle.
  • Drain and refill hot water heaters.
  • Large-volume users may need to run cold water taps for a longer period of time on first use.
  • To get rid of sediment, screens should be removed, rinsed and put back in place.

The water sampling data received does not indicate that swimming or other recreational activities in Minisinakwa Lake pose a health concern.

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 March 11, 2016