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Boil Water Advisory Issued For Select Users Of The Fenelon Falls Drinking Water System

KAWARTHA LAKES-A Boil Water Advisory (BWA) has been issued by the Medical Officer of Health for select users of the Fenelon Falls Drinking Water System.

The City says recent water samples collected from Murray St. in Fenelon Falls indicate unsatisfactory levels of bacterial contamination. It is unclear what is causing the problem.

  • Only users on Murray St. from West St. to Green St. are affected
  • Only those users who are NOT on Temporary Water are affected

This tap water can make you ill. The elderly, the very young and people with weakened immune systems are most at risk.

A boil water advisory requires all water to be used for cooking or drinking must be brought to a rolling boil and boiled for at least one minute prior to use. A safe alternative to using boiled water is using bottled water or water from a private well that has been tested.

The boil water advisory remains in effect until it is lifted by the Medical Officer of Health or a Public Health Inspector. Users will be notified when the problem is resolved.

Until then, please boil your water at a rolling boil for at least one minute before using it to:

  • Drink
  • Gargle, brush your teeth or rinse dentures
  • Wash fruits, vegetables and other food
  • Make ice, juices, puddings or other mixes
  • Make baby food or formula

Bathing and washing:

  • Adults, teens and older children can use non-boiled water for baths and showers
  • Small children can be given sponge-baths instead of tub baths or showers
  • Do not swallow any non-boiled water used for showers and baths

If you are sick:

  • Get immediate medical help for the elderly, young and those with weakened immune systems
  • Get medical help if diarrhea lasts more than 48 hours

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit is monitoring the water quality incident. Users will be notified when the problem is resolved.

 

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Pamela Vanmeer
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