Friday, 27 July 2012

Boil Water Advisory-Village Communal-Carp Fairgrounds-Bottled Water-Residents

Boil water advisory for Carp village communal well users lifted

Water from the Carp communal well water system is now safe to drink. Ottawa Public Health has lifted the boil water advisory and residents can now resume regular water usage.The pressure in the Carp village communal well system which supplies water to approximately 1800 residents has been fully restored and water sample results indicate the water is safe for all consumption purposes.Distribution of bottled water and non-potable water for sanitation has ended. As well, shower facilities at Carp Fairgrounds, Goulbourn Recreation Centre, Kanata Leisure Centre and the Richmond Arena have now closed.It is important to note that water system repairs such as flushing activities can disturb sediments that are often present in watermain pipes. This may result in reddish brown or yellow coloured tap water, but discoloured water is not harmful. Residents are advised to run a cold water tap for five minutes upon first use.Residents on the communal well system do not need to get their water tested.Additional information is available at, by calling 3-1-1 or Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744. You can also connect with Ottawa Public Health on Facebook and Twitter (@ottawahealth). read more..

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