Drinking water advisory issued for the residents of the Town of ChapleauIssued: Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Public Health Sudbury & Districts has issued a drinking water advisory effective immediately for the residents of the town of Chapleau.
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).
Once the Town of Chapleau has re-established the water supply, which was interrupted due to loss of pressure as a result of a watermain break, residents should not use the water for human consumption until advised otherwise by Public Health Sudbury & Districts.
“It is possible that the loss of water pressure created conditions that compromised the safety of the drinking water,” said Burgess Hawkins, a manager in the Health Protection 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.