Drinking water advisory issued for Little Current

Saturday, May 7, 2016

LITTLE CURRENT – The Sudbury & District Health Unit has issued a drinking water advisory effective immediately for residents of Little Current, who draw their water from the municipal water system. The advisory will likely remain in effect until later this week.

The drinking water advisory was issued due to a temporary loss of pressure in the municipal water system. Although pressure has been 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 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. The water may be used for laundry and bathing (excluding small children).

Arrangements have been made for residents to fill water containers in Sheguiandah or at the Little Current Recreation Centre. Further information can be obtained from the municipality.

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.