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RESCINDED: PDWA -INDUSTRIAL AREA

November 7th 2016

November 7th, 2016 @ 3:00pm: The Water Security Agency has advised that the Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory has been rescinded as the safety of the drinking water system has been confirmed.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 to a portion of the Northern Town of La Ronge affecting a portion of Finlayson Street and a portion of Poirier Street, effective immediately on November 2, 2016 until further notice, due to water depressurization of a portion of the water main in order to install a service connection. All affected individuals have been notified.

Additional areas may experience low water pressure due to the change in water flow. It is recommended to run your taps for 3-5 minutes to allow the line to clear.

 

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
Water Security Agency EPO                      306-933-2296
Mamawetan Churchill Health Authority    306-425-8512



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