Boil Water Advisory - Hwy 542 from Forest St East to Home Hardware

Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Update: Advisory lifted 11/26/2021 at 10:30 am
IMPORTANT PUBLIC NOTICE / MEDIA ADVISORY 
The Municipality of Central Manitoulin Issues a 
BOIL WATER ADVISORY for  
Hwy 542 from Forest St EAST to Home Hardware 
The Municipality of Central Manitoulin is advising all people on Hwy 542 from Forest St to the Home Hardware to boil their tap water before drinking it for loss of water pressure due to repairs in the drinking water system serving the area. The BOIL WATER ADVISORY is in effect until further notice. 
To avoid possible illness, you must bring the water to a rolling boil for at least one minute before drinking it. Let the water cool down before using or drinking. Boiling the water will kill the harmful microorganisms in the water. 
 
Until further notice, use boiled water or an alternate source of safe drinking water (such as bottled water) for: 
drinking
making ice cubes, juices or other mixes
preparing baby food or infant formula
preparing food, including washing fruits and vegetables
gargling or brushing teeth or dentures
Hand Washing
Wash hands with bottled water, or boiled then cooled water.
If using non-boiled tap water, wash hands with liquid soap and dry thoroughly. Then rinse/sanitize using one of two solutions:
Alcohol-based hand disinfectant containing more than 70% alcohol, or
Mild bleach solution (see below for instructions).
Bathing
Toddlers and young children should not take baths or showers as they are likely to ingest water. Give sponge baths instead.
Adults, teens and older children can safely take showers.
Washing and Cleaning
Dishes, cutting boards and countertops can be washed with soap and water and then disinfected with a strong bleach solution (see below for instructions).
Laundry can be done as usual.

Instructions To Make Bleach Solution
Mild Bleach Solution (use after washing hands with non-boiled tap water)

Place 1 tsp of liquid household bleach in 4.5 L of water.
Mix and let stand for at least 15 minutes before using.
The mixture can be transferred to smaller clean containers for use.
Label the containers as follows: “MILD BLEACH SOLUTION – DO NOT DRINK.”
 
Strong Bleach Solution (use to disinfect dishes, cutting boards and countertops)
Place 1 tsp of liquid household bleach in 3 cups of water.
Mix and let stand for at least 15 minutes before using.
The mixture can be transferred to smaller clean containers for use.
Label the containers as follows: “STRONG BLEACH SOLUTION – DO NOT DRINK.”
 
Do not drink bleach solution. 
Do not store bleach solution in empty water bottles. 
Keep out of reach of children. 
For more information, please contact Denise Deforge, Treasurer at 705-377-5726. You can also get updates at https://www.centralmanitoulin.ca/news 

A Little About Central

The Municipality of Central Manitoulin is located in the centre of Manitoulin Island with an abundance of lakes, rivers, and beaches. The Municipality includes the villages and hamlets of Mindemoya, Providence Bay, Spring Bay, Sandfield and Big Lake. We offer diverse attractions and unique landmarks such as our sandy beach in Providence Bay or access to Lake Manitou, the largest lake on the island. We invite you to visit our community in the "heart" of Manitoulin Island. 

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