Nottawa boil water advisory lifted
A boil-water advisory that was issued for the McKean Subdivision Drinking Water System in Nottawa has been lifted.
The advisory was issued by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit on August 2.
Township officials say bacteriological water samples taken throughout the system and test results show no indication of adverse water quality. Residents were advised on August 5 that they can use the water normally. Residents had been advised to bring water to a hard boil for at least one minute prior to consumption or use for food preparation, teeth brushing, dishwashing and baby formula.
Township of Clearview’s Director of Public Works Mike Rawn said an equipment malfunction caused the pumps to shut off, which in turn lead to a loss of pressure in the system. The advisory was issued it as a precautionary measure because a loss of pressure resulted in a remote chance surface water could get into the pipes. Rawn said none of the preliminary tests indicated that happened.