BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED: JANUARY 29th
Released: January 27, 6:07 p.m.
The Medical Officer of Health, Manitoba Health and the Office of Drinking Water have issued a precautionary localized boil water advisory for some parts of the City of Winnipeg. In an abundance of caution, the City of Winnipeg has decided to proactively issue a precautionary boil water advisory for the entire City of Winnipeg.
The precautionary advisory was issued because test results from Monday, January 26, 2015, tested positive for the presence of bacteria in water samples.
Winnipeg water is intensively monitored on a routine basis to ensure that the water is safe and that regulatory requirements are met. Because water quality is so important, the City’s level of monitoring and sampling surpasses Provincial regulatory requirements. Samples are taken weekly at over 60 locations throughout the system – chlorine and bacteria tests are done weekly and reported directly to the regulator by the contract laboratory that does the analysis. Read More