Drinking water advisory lifted for the residents of the Town of GogamaIssued: Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Public Health Sudbury & Districts has officially lifted the drinking water advisory that came into effect Sunday, July 28, 2019, for residents of the Town of Gogama.
Public Health Sudbury & Districts issued the drinking water advisory because of a temporary loss of pressure due to a power outage. The water has been tested to ensure its safety.
“The bacteriological quality of the water supply has been tested with no adverse results being reported,” said Burgess Hawkins, a manager in the Environmental Health Division. “Residents in the affected areas may notice chlorine odours and discoloured water.”
What to do after a drinking water advisory is lifted and before using the water:
- Run cold water faucets for five minutes or until the water runs clear.
- Run drinking fountains for five minutes before using the water or until the water runs clear.
- Run water softeners through a regeneration cycle.
- Drain and refill hot water heaters.
- Large-volume users (for example, schools) may need to run cold water taps for a longer period of time on first use.
- To get rid of sediment, faucet screens should be removed, rinsed and put back in place.
For more information, please call Public Health Sudbury & Districts at 705.522.9200, ext. 464 (toll-free 1.866.522.9200) or visit www.phsd.ca.