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Third Boil Advisory Issued For Smooth Rock In August

Smooth Rock Falls has issued their third boil water advisory of the past month.

Ontario Clean Water Agency Senior Operator Bruce Larston says the advisory covers a small area from the LCBO #138 East on Highway 11 through to 164 Bordeleau Street.

Photo of Area along Highway 11 under Boil Water Advisory in Smooth Rock Falls Photo Supplied

Larstone says the area will be temporarily without water while a new hydrant is installed.

Larstone says residents are being asked by the OCWA to boil their tap water before putting it to any use for drinking, washing, brushing teeth, and suggests strongly that you do not swallow any tap water used for showers or baths.

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He also says the Porcupine Health Unit has a Boil Water Advisory tips page on their website that can inform residents on how to use water during an advisory.

The PHU’s tip page says boiling water for at least a minute before use is necessary, but you can use tap water for washing clothes, taking showers for non-infants, shaving and flushing toilets.

They insist that you boil water to handle many tasks around the home such as handwashing, preparing food, making coffee and giving water to pets.

For further details on the advisory you can go to the tips page.

As with the previous incident still ongoing, Larston says the advisory will remain in effect until test results show the water quality is good.

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