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Health unit lifts water advisory imposed after derailment

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Apr 19, 2014 - 9:34 AM |
A drinking water advisory imposed after a April 15 Huron Central train derailment just east of Nairn Centre has been lifted. Supplied photo.

A drinking water advisory imposed after a April 15 Huron Central train derailment just east of Nairn Centre has been lifted. Supplied photo.

The Sudbury and District Health Unit has lifted a drinking water advisory that came into effect April 15 after a Huron Central train derailment, just east of Nairn Centre.

The water has been tested for safety after the derailment caused a leak of diesel fuel into the adjacent wetland.


The health unit gives the following tips for what to do after a drinking water advisory is lifted:

-Flush your treatment system and replace your filters

-Run cold water faucets for five minutes 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, phone the health unit at 705-522-9200, ext. 398, toll-free 1-866-522-9200 or visit www.sdhu.com.

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