Drinking water advisory lifted for the Killarney Channel areaIssued: Tuesday, December 22, 2015
The Sudbury & District Health Unit has lifted the drinking water advisory that came into effect Monday, December 7, 2015, for residents who take their drinking water directly from the Killarney Channel, or from wells supplied by the channel, 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 truck falling off of a barge and into the channel, resulting in a leak of oil and fuel into the 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.
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.