Drinking water advisory issued for the Sunrise Ridge subdivision in Greater Sudbury

The Sudbury & District Health Unit has issued a drinking water advisory effective immediately for all residents of the Sunrise Ridge subdivision in Greater Sudbury.

A drinking water advisory means that people who take their water from the municipal system should NOT use 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 can be used for laundry and bathing (excluding small children who could swallow the water).

The City of Greater Sudbury advises that residents can bring and fill their own containers at the nearest water filling stations located on Bancroft Drive in Sudbury near Moonlight Beach Road, Spruce Street in Garson, and Countryside Drive in Sudbury near the Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex.

Although the City of Greater Sudbury has re-established the water supply, which was interrupted due to a pump failure, residents should not use the water for human consumption until advised otherwise by the Health Unit.

“It is possible that the loss of water pressure created conditions that compromised the safety of the drinking water,” said Burgess Hawkins, a manager in the Health Unit’s Environmental Health Division. “Until bacteriological testing of the drinking water indicates a safe supply, the drinking water advisory will remain in effect as a precaution.”

Health Unit staff will continue to monitor the situation. The 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.