Boil Water Advisory Issued For Two Windsor Streets

Thursday May 23rd, 2019

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A boil water advisory has been issued for two Windsor streets.

ENWIN Utilities says the Windsor Essex County Health Unit has issued the precautionary boil water advisory after a water line was hit during construction.

The boil water advisory applies to homes on Pierre Street between Erie Street East and Giles Boulevard East and also includes six homes on Richmond Street between 1160 and 1288 Richmond.

The advisory is in effect until 1pm on Saturday, May 25th.

Here are some tips from ENWIN:

What do I do when I am under boil water advisory?

  • Use boiled or bottled water for drinking, cooking, making ice, washing fruits and vegetables, brushing teeth, and making baby formula.
  • Adults and teens can shower with untreated water as long as none is swallowed.
  • Younger children should be sponge bathed instead of tub bathed, as they are less likely to swallow water this way.
  • It is safe to use the dishwasher, but only if your dishwasher has a hot setting. Otherwise, after the finishing cycle, soak dishes for one minute in a solution of 1 oz (30 mL) of bleach mixed with 3 gallons (13.5 litres) of lukewarm water, and then let the dishes air dry.
  • You can continue to run laundry as you normally would.

How do I boil the water?

  • Water should be brought to a rapid rolling boil and boiled for one minute prior to consumption.

What do I do when the advisory has been lifted?

  • Run cold water faucets for 1 minute before using the water.
  • Flush garden hoses by running them for one minute before using the water.
  • Drain and refill hot water heaters that are set below 45°C (note: most are automatically set at 60°C).

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