Wallaceburg under a boil-water advisory

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A watermain break has resulted in a boil-water advisory for Wallaceburg.

Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Colby issued the warning Wednesday for all users on the Wallaceburg distribution system following a power outage earlier in the day.

Affected residents are being advised to bring water to a rolling boil for at least one full minute before domestic use such as drinking, making infant formula or ice, and washing food.

According to a media release from the municipality, the advisory will remain in place until Chatham-Kent Public Health receives good results from two consecutive sets of samples taken a minimum of 24 hours apart.

Elementary and secondary students are being released due to the watermain problems; however, buses will continue to run on time. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to pick up children as soon as possible.

Updates will be provided via the water advisory update line at 519-436-3250.

Chatham-Kent PUC said the break is currently being repaired.

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