Do Not Use Water Advisory Remains In Effect

Owen Sound | by Matt Hermiz All properties north of 10th Street East and east of 9th Avenue East will remain under advisory until further notice The entire area in light blue, top right corner of image, are under a do not use or drink water advisory until further notice.
Residents in Owen Sound’s north east end will remain without safe, usable water for at least the next 24 hours.
City Manager Wayne Ritchie says all properties north of 10th Street East and east of 9th Avenue East remain under a do not use or drink water advisory.
A water main break overnight caused a drop in pressure that’s left the water quality in that area in question.
Ritchie says the city is consulting with the Ministry of Environment and Grey Bruce Health Unit and the advisory will remain in effect until test results confirm the water in the system is safe for use and consumption.
Ritchie says the water main break that caused the quality issue continues to be worked on by city crews.
The showers at the Bayshore Community Centre and the Julie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre are being made available today until 10 p.m., and again tomorrow morning beginning at 6:30 a.m. for use of those affected by the advisory.
The City says drinking water is also available at the Water Depot on 10th Street West and the Water Store on 16th Street West for residents affected by the advisory.
Residents affected are encouraged to bring their own water containers for transportation.
Some businesses have decided to close because of the advisory, and customers are encouraged to call ahead to ensure those in the affected area are open.

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