Home > News > News Releases > Boil Water Order Rescinded for Milford Road and Francis Street

Boil Water Order Rescinded for Milford Road and Francis Street

10-Apr-2012
Motorists are advised of the following traffic interruptions:

Streets: Westmorland Road

Date: Starting Thursday, November 16 to Thursday, November 30, 2017

Time: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily

Duration: 15 days

Direction: Two (2) single lanes of traffic will be maintained in either direction; however, at times traffic will be reduced to one lane with traffic control in place.

Specific Area: Westmorland Road from Tisdale Lane to Ellerdale Street.

Description of Work: Port City Water Partners will be completing work inside concrete chambers as part of the construction phase of the City of Saint John’s Safe Clean Drinking Water Project.

Motorists are advised to plan their travel accordingly, reduce speeds in construction zones, observe signage, and drive safely. Work commencement and completion times are subject to change. Weather permitting.

Effective immediately, the Boil Water Order for Milford Road and Francis Street has been rescinded.

Test results have confirmed that water at civic numbers 5 to 46 and 5, 20, and 22 Francis Street is safe to consume. Water test results have been reviewed with the Department of Health and the Medical Officer of Health has rescinded the boil water order effective immediately.

What should residents do?

  • If you have been home over the past few days, you have run the water in the house for washing and other things. You need to do nothing else, since in using the water you have effectively flushed out old water and brought fresher water into your plumbing.
  • If you have been away from your home during this period, it is recommended that you take a few minutes to flush out the water in your plumbing. This can be done by simply turning on each of the taps in your house for a few minutes. This will remove the water that has been sitting in the pipes while you were away and will draw cleaner, fresher water into your house.

Saint John Water wishes to thank residents for your cooperation and support.