The precautionary drinking water advisory has now been lifted.

"The boil water advisory that was issued on December 13th," explained village CAO, Carmen Dodd-Vicary, "has now been rescinded. It has been removed as all water samples have come back clear."

She added that water is now safe for all consumption.  


The village of Macoun is currently under a precautionary drinking water advisory for the west half of the village, north of the railway track and for those who access the water from the west water system.

"The boil water advisory was issued due to the water depressurization in the water treatment plant overnight," explained Village CAO, Carmen Dodd-Vicary. "There was a leak discovered first thing this morning in Macoun but last night we weren't aware where the leak was which caused us having to shut down the west side of the village water for the evening so we could recoup our reserve."

"The leak has been discovered now. It was located this morning by our maintenance personnel so we were able to isolate that. We will not be turning off the water again for that issue. However, it does take us some time to get the boil water advisory lifted as we have to take multiple samples on a few different dates in order to clear it up once these samples have come back clean."

Dodd-Vicary added that there are a few restrictions on using the water while the advisory is in place.

"Any use that is going to be for drinking purposes, the water has to be boiled for at least one minute prior to use. water should also be boiled if it's going to be used for brushing teeth, or soaking false teeth and washing fruits and vegetables."

"If they have a reverse osmosis system in their home and it's well maintained, they should be okay to still use that."

She added that they hope to lift the advisory by Monday or Tuesday of next week. 



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