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Boil water advisory issued for area of water main break

A boil water advisory has been issued for 2-6 Gatenby Place and 16-31 Hart Road
2021-09-13 boil water advisory
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Effective Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022, a boil water advisory is being issued for 2-6 Gatenby and 16-31 Hart Road.

Whenever any kind of repair or construction on the water supply system, either planned or emergency, there is a risk of soil or other contaminants entering the water supply. 

Although the risk is very low, a boil water advisory is issued to all residents, businesses and public facilities located along this area of the water supply system.

In consultation with Algoma Public Health, the City of Elliot Lake is issuing a boil water advisory for any activity where water may be ingested. This includes:

  • Drinking
  • Brushing teeth
  • Washing fruits and vegetables
  • Drinking water from public drinking fountains in this area

Please follow these instructions:

  • Bring water to a rolling boil
  • Continue to let boil for at least one minute
  • Let water cool before using

This boil water advisory will remain in effect until work on the system is complete and microbiology samples confirm the safety of the water. This is a localized problem and only households and businesses in the affected area will receive this notice.

This work will not affect your water service, but we advise that you open each cold tap, one at a time, and let them run for about 20 seconds each. This should release any air trapped in your water lines. 

If the water is cloudy or contains grit, continue to run the cold water taps until the water runs clear.

If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Public Works Department at 705-848-2287 ext 2600.