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, said the health unit. 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).
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 Environmental Health Division.
Health unit staff will continue to monitor the situation.
For more information, call the Sudbury and District Health Unit at 705-522-9200, ext. 398, toll-free 1-866-522-9200, or visit www.sdhu.com.