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RESCINDED: Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory Issued

January 18th 2017

January 18, 2017 @ 3:00pm: The Water Security Agency has advised that the Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory issued on January 13th 2017, has been rescinded as the safety of the drinking water system has been confirmed.

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The Water Security Agency has issued a Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory for all residents of the Northern Town of La Ronge.  Users in this area are to:

 

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:

     a. brushing teeth or soaking false teeth;

     b. washing fruits and vegetables;

     c. food or drink which will not be subsequently heated; and

     d. ice cubes;

c) not use the water for washing dishes, unless the water has been boiled or the dishes are sanitized in another fashion. Washed dishes and utensils can be soaked in a bleach water solution (approximately 2 tablespoons of bleach per gallon or 10 ml of bleach per liter of water) for at least two minutes after being washed to kill any bacteria which may be present.

     Note: Do not mix bleach with soaps or detergents.

d) not drink from any public drinking fountains supplied with water from the public water supply;

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. 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.

This Advisory is effective immediately, and will not be lifted until the water supply is determined to be completely safe.

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 – 953-2296
Mamawetan Churchill Health Authority 306 – 425-8512

This advisory was issued at 5:30 on January 13, 2017 and will remain in effect until the water supply is determined to be completely safe.  Please contact the Town Office at 306-425-2066 or refer back to our website for the most recent updates.



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