The Sudbury and District Health Unit has officially lifted the drinking water advisory that came into effect Tuesday, Sept. 10 for residents of Killarney who draw their water from the municipal water system.
The Health Unit issued the drinking water advisory because of a power outage at the water treatment plant that resulted in a temporary loss of pressure in the municipal water system. The water has been tested to ensure its safety.
“The bacteriological quality of the water supply has been tested with no adverse results being reported,” said Mark Rondina, an Environmental Support Officer in the Health Unit’s Environmental Health Division. “Residents in the affected areas may notice chlorine odours and discoloured water.”
What to do after a drinking water advisory is lifted and before using the water:
-Run cold water faucets for five minutes or until the water runs clear.
-Run drinking fountains for five minutes before using the water or until the water runs clear.
-Run water softeners through a regeneration cycle.
-Drain and refill hot water heaters.
-Large-volume users (for example, schools) may need to run cold water taps for a longer period of time on first use.
-To get rid of sediment, screens should be removed, rinsed and put back in place.
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.