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Boil water advisory issued for Hutchison Ave., Fatima and George Vanier Schools

Advisory will remain in effect until work on the system is complete
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A boil water advisory is being issued for 112 – 118 and 120 Hutchison Avenue, as well as Fatima and George Vanier Schools in Elliot Lake.

Whenever any kind of repair or construction on the water supply system either planned or an emergency, there is a risk of soil or other contaminants entering the water supply. Although this risk is very low, a boil water advisory (BWA) is issued to all residents, businesses and public facilities located along this area of the water supply system.

In consultation with the 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 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 microbiological 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.

What to do when the water returns
When the water service is restored, 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.