County optimistic boil water advisory could be lifted Thursday
County optimistic boil water advisory could be lifted Thursday.
FULL AUDIO: Press Conference Prince Edward County is optimistic a boil water advisory could be lifted by Thursday after initial testing on the Picton/Bloomfield water supply showed ‘extremely encouraging’ results Monday.
A boil water advisory was then issued for Picton and Bloomfield residents by the Hastings and Prince Edward Health Unit.
During a press conference Tuesday morning Mayor Robert Quaiff said the water facility was temporarily restarted Monday for testing.
He said initial test results were ‘extremely encouraging.’ However the boil water advisory will remain in effect until the plant is fully operational and reconnected to the distribution system.
He said it’s too early to tell if residents will be asked to flush their lines once the plant is running again.
When pressed for an explanation as to what slowed hauling efforts on Monday, Quaiff said an official with Ministry of Transportation was pulling water trucks over for inspection.
It’s a limit of two 10L jugs per household per day.
The Coast Guard began demobilizing Monday after the barge was taken out of Picton Bay.
The County is maintaining close contact with provincial and federal agencies in these efforts and says it will provide details to the public as it becomes available.