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Boil water advisory issued for Wheatley and Tilbury

Boil water advisory issued for Wheatley and Tilbury. (Source: Municipality of Chatham-Kent) Boil water advisory issued for Wheatley and Tilbury. (Source: Municipality of Chatham-Kent)
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A Boil Water Advisory has been issued to all consumers of the Chatham-Kent Municipal Water Distribution Systems for Wheatley and Tilbury.

The municipality says this includes the following:

  • Mint Waterline Association
  • D&O Waterline Association
  • 3rd Concession Waterline Association
  • 3rd & 4th Concession Waterline Association
  • KOA Waterline Association
  • Cedar Inn Water Line Association
  • Richardson Sideroad Waterline Association
  • Tecumseh Waterline Association
  • Tilbury Townline Waterline Association
  • Leamington (Wheatley DS)

Chatham-Kent’s Acting Medical Officer of Health Dr. Shanker Nesathurai is advising residents to bring the water to a rolling boil for at least one minute prior to using it for domestic purposes (e.g. drinking, making infant formula and juice, brushing teeth, washing raw foods and making ice).

Alternatively, safe bottled water sources can be used.

A news release from the municipality says the reason for the boil water advisory is due to a loss in water pressure throughout the distribution system.

CK Public Health is working closely with the Public Utilities Commission. The boil water advisory measure will remain in place until system repairs are complete and satisfactory water sampling results are received.

Updates will be provided via the Water Advisory Update Line at 519.436.3250.

Residents can visit Tilbury & Wheatley Water Status Updates | Let's Talk Chatham-Kent for mapping of the affected area.

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