Drinking Water Advisories



Current Water Advisories

ESTABLISHMENT TYPE AREA INVOLVED DATE ISSUED

St. Andrew's United Church Hall

Boil Water

Martintown

2006-12-13

Prehistoric World

Boil Water

Morrisburg

2010-07-22

Whispering Pines - Cookhouse

Boil Water

681, conc. 10, Curran

2015-09-30

Williamsburg Apartments

Boil Water

12356, County Rd. 18, Williamsburg

2015-10-10

Cornwall Motor Speedway-Tower A (south well supply

Boil Water

16981 Cornwall Centre Rd, Cornwall, ON

2018-07-23

Doran Bay Resort

Boil Water

11128 County Rd. 2, Iroquois, ON

2018-07-23


In the Event of a Boil Water Advisory

A Boil Water Advisory is issued when authorities suspect or have confirmed the presence of harmful microorganisms in the drinking water supply. Boiling the water will kill the harmful microorganisms in the water.

In the event of a Boil Water Advisory, you must use boiled water or an alternate source of safe drinking water (such as bottled water) for:

  • drinking
  • making ice cubes, juices or other mixes
  • preparing baby food or infant formula
  • food preparation, including washing fruits and vegetables
  • gargling or brushing teeth or dentures

Bring water to a rolling boil for at least one minute. Let water cool before using or drinking.

Hand Washing

Wash hands with bottled water, or boiled then cooled water.

If using non-boiled tap water, wash hands with liquid soap and dry thoroughly. Then rinse/sanitize using one of two solutions:

  • Alcohol-based hand disinfectant containing more than 70% alcohol, or
  • Mild bleach solution (see below)

Bathing

  • Toddlers and young children should not take baths or showers as they are likely to ingest water. Give sponge baths instead.
  • Adults, teens and older children can safely take showers.

Washing and Cleaning

  • Dishes, cutting boards and countertops can be washed with soap and water and then disinfected with a strong bleach solution (see below).
  • Laundry can be done as usual.

To Make Bleach Solution

Mild Bleach Solution
(use after washing hands with non-boiled tap water)

  • Place 1 tsp of liquid household bleach in 4.5 L of water.
  • Mix and let stand for at least 15 minutes before using.
  • The mixture can be transferred to smaller clean containers for use.
  • Label the containers as follows: “MILD BLEACH SOLUTION – DO NOT DRINK.”

Strong Bleach Solution
(use to disinfect dishes, cutting boards and countertops)

  • Place 1 tsp of liquid household bleach in 3 cups of water.
  • Mix and let stand for at least 15 minutes before using.
  • The mixture can be transferred to smaller clean containers for use.
  • Label the containers as follows: “STRONG BLEACH SOLUTION – DO NOT DRINK.”

DO NOT DRINK BLEACH SOLUTION.
DO NOT STORE BLEACH SOLUTION IN EMPTY WATER BOTTLES.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

The advisory remains in effect until further notice.


In the Event of a Do Not Drink Water Advisory

A Do Not Drink Water Advisory is issued when authorities suspect or have confirmed the presence of unacceptable levels of chemical contaminants in the drinking water supply that can pose health risks if ingested. Boiling the water WILL NOT remove the contaminants.

In the event of a Do Not Drink Water Advisory, DO NOT drink water from the affected water supply. You must use an alternate source of safe drinking water (such as bottled water) for:

  • drinking
  • making ice cubes, juices or other mixtures
  • preparing baby food or infant formula
  • food preparation, including washing fruits and vegetables, dishes, cutting boards and countertops
  • gargling or brushing teeth or dentures

Even if boiled, the water is NOT SAFE TO DRINK.

Bathing and Washing

  • Toddlers and young children should not take baths or showers as they are likely to ingest water. Give sponge baths instead.
  • Adults, teens and older children can safely take showers.
  • Laundry can be done as usual.

The advisory remains in effect until further notice.


In the Event of a Do Not Use Water Advisory

A Do Not Use Water Advisory is issued when authorities suspect or have confirmed the presence of chemical/radiological products or contaminants in the drinking water supply.

In the event of a Do Not Use Water Advisory, DO NOT use water from the drinking water system under any circumstances and AVOID skin contact.

You must use an alternate source of safe water or bottled water for all your water needs.

You CANNOT use the water for:

  • drinking
  • making ice cubes, juices or other mixes
  • preparing baby food or infant formula
  • food preparation, including washing fruits and vegetables
  • gargling or brushing teeth or dentures
  • washing your hands (You may use alcohol-based hand disinfectants containing more than 70 % alcohol in situations where an alternate source of safe water is not available.)
  • washing dishes, cutting boards and countertops
  • household cleaning
  • doing the laundry
  • taking a shower or a bath
  • swimming
  • any other use

The advisory remains in effect until further notice.

Eastern Ontatio Health Unit / Bureau de santé de l'Ontario