Drinking water advisory lifted for the residents of the Town of Gogama

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.

This item was last modified on August 1, 2019