BOIL WATER ORDER ISSUED FOR ALL OF THE TOWN OF SAINT ANDREWS

A Boil Water Order has been ordered by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health on Thursday, October 10, 2019 for ALL of the Town of Saint Andrews.

Water should be brought to a rolling boil for 2 minutes.

Any water to be ingested for example brushing teeth, making ice, water used in making coffee/tea or juice, and washing raw vegetables should be boiled.

People whose immune system is compromised e.g. the elderly, infants and people with transplanted organs, on dialysis, with HIV/Aids, etc should pay particular attention to the use of a safe source of drinking water.  Water which has been properly boiled is considered a safe source.

It is safe for people to take showers, bathe and use swimming pools.

It is safe to wash dishes in hot water and soap then air dry or use a dishwashing machine.

Should the boil order last for an extended period of time, the community will need to be reminded of the restriction placed on the public water supply.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience as we work towards solving this issue. We will provide updated information as it is provided to us.

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