Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory
Originally posted on July 18, 2016
This Advisory applies to all residents and users of the Town of La Ronge water distribution system and is effective at 8:00 p.m., July 18, 2016, until further notice.
Due to a drinking water system depressurization of town the Town of La Ronge water distribution system. Therefore, pursuant to Clause 32(1)(a) of The Environmental Management and Protection Act 2002, consumers must be notified 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:
(i) brushing teeth or soaking false teeth;
(ii) dishwashing, unless sanitized in another fashion;
(iii)washing fruits and vegetables;
(iv) food or drink which will not be subsequently boiled; and
(v) ice cubes;
(c) not drink from any public drinking fountains supplied with water from the public water supply;
(d) under most circumstances, not 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.
(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.
(h) Flush all taps used for drinking, cooking and bathing for five minutes and until clear once water services are turned back on.
If you require any additional information, please contact the following:
Kerry Desjarlais – EPO, Water Security Agency (306) 953-2296
Mamawetan Churchill River Health Region (306) 425-8512
Town of La Ronge Office (306) 425-2066
Media Contact – Water Security Agency (306) 694-8914