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November 02, 2017
Boil water advisory issued for nine customers in Ingersoll

UPDATE: Residents have been advised it is no longer necessary to boil the water before drinking.

The water has been tested and sample results show the water meets drinking water standards.

If affected residents have not been using their taps regularly, they are advised to let the water run for a few minutes before using.

Oxford County has issued a precautionary Boil Water Advisory to nine customers on Bell St. in Ingersoll related to ongoing water main construction in the area.

Residents in the affected area have been advised to boil drinking water or consume bottled water, until sample results can confirm the bacteriological safety of the water.

Public Health & Emergency Services advises residents to bring tap water to a rolling boil for one full minute before using it to:

  • Drink
  • Gargle, brush your teeth or rinse dentures
  • Wash fruit, vegetables or other food
  • Make ice, juices, puddings or other mixes
  • Make baby food or formula

Bottled water can also be used for these activities. For bathing, adults, teens and older children can use water that has not been boiled for baths and showers. Small children should be given sponge baths.

Information can also be found in the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care fact sheet, How to Use Water Safely During a "Boil Water Advisory"

This notice is required to be posted under Ontario Regulation 170/03, made under the Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002. Sample results will be available in about 24-48 hours. Notification to stop boiling water will be issued when the water is confirmed safe to drink.

If you require further information, please contact:

Oxford County Public Works – Water and Wastewater Services
519-539-9800 (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Mon. – Fri.) or 1-866-537-7778 (24hr toll free)
519-537-7961 (After hours)

Oxford County Public Health & Emergency Services
519-539-9800 (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Mon. – Fri.) or 1-866-755-0394 (24hr toll free)
519-533-0131 (After hours)

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