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Nunn, Irving and Sanderson Street Precautionary Water Advisory

May 6th 2015

A Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory has been issued for a portion of the Town of La Ronge affecting Nunn Street, Sanderson Street, and Irving Street. A Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory (PDWA) is issued when immediate hazards have not been identified, but where significant concerns regarding water quality exist. The issuance of this PDWA is based on the following issue:

  • Depressurization as a result of repairing a water break.

This advisory also applies to any water which will enter a person’s mouth, such as water used for tooth brushing, soaking false teeth and water put into food or drink which will not be subsequently heated. Also, advise the public that some harmful bacteria, if present in the water, can survive freezing; therefore ice cubes should be made from previously boiled water. Persons providing food or drink to the public should be particularly careful to boil all water which is consumed by the public.

In addition to the above, all dishes and utensils should be soaked in a bleach water solution (1 oz of bleach per gallon of water) for 2 minutes after being washed to kill any bacteria which may be present or dishwater should be boiled prior to use. Do not mix soap with bleach.

The following conditions will need to be met prior to the removal of the Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory:

 The receipt of two (2) sets of two (2) bacteriological samples (marked as Other) for a total of four (4) bacteriological samples that are taken 24 hours apart and are negative for bacteriological growth in the final treated potable water being supplied throughout the affected communities distribution systems.

Please stay informed regarding this boil water advisory and we will be notifying the residents of Nunn, Sanderson and Irving Street as soon as it is lifted.

Thank You,

Saskatchewan Water Security Agency
Town of La Ronge



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