Boil water advisory issued for Glace Bay and area
GLACE BAY — The CBRM Water Utility has issued a Boil Water Advisory for the Glace Bay water system.
originally posted on May 27, 2016
This includes the communities of Glace Bay, Dominion, Reserve Mines, Tower Road, Donkin, Port Caledonia, Birch Grove and Port Morien.
Water customers are advised to boil all water for at least 1 minute before drinking or any other activity that will result in consumption of the water. This includes drinking, preparing infant formula, juices and ice cubes, washing fruits and vegetables and dental hygiene.
This boil advisory is being issued as a precautionary measure resulting from one water sample which indicated quality concerns. The advisory will remain in effect until the Utility gets two clear samples at the same location over a two day period. In this case that would mean the earliest lifting of the advisory could come late Sunday morning.
The Glace Bay water system includes all customers in Glace Bay, Dominion, Reserve Mines, Tower Road, Donkin, Port Caledonia, Birch Grove and Port Morien.
The Utility is closely monitoring the situation and is continuing to test the water throughout the distribution system.
The Boil Water advisory is in effect until further notice.