Boil water advisory in Stellarton

Stellarton -Customers in the Town of Stellarton and Municpality of County of Pictou water utlity in Riverton will need to boil their water for a few days

-Originally posted on September 29, 2016


Town Engineer Bob Funke said Thursday morning that the town’s chlorinator was not working and water residuals for the town had dropped. As a precaution, the town put a boil order into effect.

Residents should boil all water for at least one minute before drinking, preparing infant formulas, preparing juices and ice cubes, washing fruits and vegetables, cooking, dental hygiene or any other activity requiring human consumption. This is to be done until further notice.

The water utility is doing all it can to determine the cause of the problem and to remedy it as quickly as possible. The water utility, Nova Scotia Environment and Labour and the Medical Officer of Health are continuing to monitor the water quality closely and are working in close consultation.

Funke said samples from two separate days must be cleared before the boil advisory is lifted so it could be a few days before residents can stop taking these precautions.

Detailed instructions on water usage when a boil water advisory is in effect are available from the water utility or the local office of Nova Scotia Environment and Labour.

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