Boil water advisory lifted

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Residents in the Tilbury and Wheatley area awoke Thursday morning to news the boil water advisory, which has been in effect since Sept. 13, is over.

The advisory had been in place in the wake of a fire at the Wheatley water treatment plant.

CK Public Health reports it has received satisfactory test results from the water samples taken Oct. 1 and 2, leading to the cancellation of the advisory.

Based on sufficient water pressures, adequate chlorine levels, and water free of bacterial contamination, the acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Shanker Nesathurai, lifted the boil water advisory.

The Chatham-Kent Public Utilities Commission (PUC) continues to work to ensure that water is available for everyone and ask that water conservation efforts continue. Avoid water consumption activities such as lawn watering, car washing, filling of hot tubs, and all other non-essential uses of the water supply.

“We thank everyone for their patience and resilience as we navigate this difficult situation,” said Tim Sunderland, general manager of the Chatham-Kent PUC, in a media release. “We look forward to continuing to move ahead with repairs to the Wheatley water treatment plant.”

Impacted distribution systems from the advisory included:

  • Mint Waterline Association
  • D&O Waterline Association
  • 3rd Concession Waterline Association
  • 3rd & 4th Concession Waterline Association
  • KOA Waterline Association
  • Cedar Inn Water Line Association
  • Richardson Sideroad Waterline Association
  • Tecumseh Waterline Association
  • Tilbury Townline Waterline Association
  • Leamington (Wheatley DS)

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