Effective immediately, the Boil Water Order has been rescinded by the District Medical Officer of Health.
Numerous water tests and water system analyses have demonstrated that the water is safe to consume. Saint John Water staff have reviewed test results and water analyses with the Department of Health. The Medical Officer of Health has rescinded the boil water order.
What should you do?
If you have been home over the past couple of days, undoubtedly you have run the water in the house for washing and other things. You therefore 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 boil water order period, it is recommended that you take a few minutes to flush out the standing 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 into your house, cleaner, fresher water from the water main that is located in the street.
Please share this information with all other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in an apartment). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand to those individuals.
Saint John Water wishes to thank you for your patience during this period.
If there are any questions, please contact Brent McGovern, P.Eng. Deputy Commissioner, Saint John Water or Nicole Taylor, M.Eng., P.Eng. Operations Manager, Water Resources & Quality at (506) 658-4455 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (506) 658-4455 end_of_the_skype_highlighting.