RESCINDED: Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory (PDWA)
October 19th 2016
October 19, 2016 @ 4:00pm: The Water Security Agency has advised that the Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory has been rescinded as the safety of the drinking water system has been confirmed.
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Issued by Water Security Agency for the Lac La Ronge Regional Water system, including the Town of La Ronge effective October 16, 2016 at 5:00pm due to a water depressurization due to a power outage.
PRECAUTIONARY DRINKING WATER ADVISORY
(a) boil all water, used for drinking purposes, for at least one (1) minute, at a rolling boil, prior to use;
(b) boil water to be used for other activities where it may be ingested, including:
(i) brushing teeth or soaking false teeth;
(ii) dishwashing, unless sanitized in another fashion
(iii) washing fruits and vegetables;
(iv) food or drink which will not be subsequently heated; and
(v) ice cubes;
(c) not drink from any public drinking fountains supplied with water from the public water supply;
(d) under most circumstances, not need to boil water used for other household purposes. Adults, adolescents and older children may shower, bathe or wash using tap water but should avoid swallowing the water. Laundry may be washed in tap water, either by hand or by machine;
(e) ensure that younger children and infants are sponge bathed;
(f) use an alternative water source known to be safe, if they do not wish to boil the water; and
(g) consult with your physician if you have cuts or rashes that are severe before using the water.
Under most circumstances, there is no need to boil water used for other household purposes. Adult, adolescents and older children may shower, bathe or wash using tap water but should avoid swallowing the water. Laundry may be washed in tap water, either by hand or by machine.
If you require any additional information, please contact the following:
Water Security Agency Media Inquiries 306-694-8914
Town of La Ronge 306-425-2066
Village of Air Ronge 306-425-2107
Water Security Agency EPO 306-933-2296
Mamawetan Churchill Health Authority 306-425-8512