Boil water advisory remains in effect in Gravenhurst
A Boil Water Advisory (BWA) remains in effect for the town of Gravenhurst following a complete shutoff to water access on Saturday.
According to officials, the advisory is expected to remain in effect until at least midday on Tues. Nov. 30.
It comes after district staff responded to a low fluoride monitoring alarm from the Gravenhurst Water Treatment Plant early Saturday morning. After the issue was resolved, staff noticed a fluoride container that was not labelled correctly.
At that point, access to all municipal drinking water was shut off while additional testing was completed to ensure there was no chemical contamination.
Water must be boiled for at least one minute and cooled before the following activities:
- Brushing teeth or rinsing dentures
- Preparing food
- Making ice, beverages or other mixes
- Drinking water for pets
Officials advise residents to wash dishes with soap and water, rinse them and then sanitize them in a separate sink with some bleach.
While water that has not been boiled can be used for showers, it is recommended that small children be given sponge baths as the water is not to be consumed in any way.
According to the town, laundry activities are also permitted.
Anyone in need of additional support can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-645-2412.
For more information on safe drinking water during a Boil Water Advisory see www.smdhu.org or call Health Connection at 705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520 weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.