Drinking water advisory issued for Foleyet

The Sudbury & District Health Unit is issuing a drinking water advisory effective immediately for all residents of Foleyet who draw their water from the municipal water system.

The drinking water advisory was issued due to a temporary loss of pressure in the municipal water system. Once pressure is restored, water samples must be taken to ensure the safety of the water supply.

A drinking water advisory means that people who take their water from the municipal system should NOT be using it for drinking, making juice, infant formula, or ice; cooking; washing uncooked fruit 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.

The water may be used for laundry and bathing (excluding small children).

Residents should not use the water for human consumption until advised otherwise by the Health Unit.

“Until bacteriological testing of the drinking water indicates a safe supply, the drinking water advisory will remain in effect,” said Burgess Hawkins, a manager in the Health Unit’s Environmental Health Division.

Health Unit staff will continue to monitor the situation.

The Sudbury & District Health Unit will notify the municipality when the drinking water advisory is lifted and residents will be advised.

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 February 1, 2016