Skip to content

Boil water advisory issued for West Cul de Sac (update: lifted)

Water shutoff for watermain repairs triggers boil water advisory
ElliotLakeToday file photo shows City of Elliot Lake crews working on a watermain on West Cul de Sac.

Aug. 18 update: 

Please be advised that all bacteriological samples taken in this area have returned from the laboratory showing no evidence of contamination.

We have notified the Algoma Health unit and as a result, the boil water advisory issued for this location is now rescinded.

Thank you for your patience and understanding in this regard.

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

Original release: 

A Boil Water Advisory is being issued for 1 to 10 West Cul de Sac,

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 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 1 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.

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