A section of north Moncton is being placed under a precautionary boil water order.
This is due to maintenance work that is being done at the Magnetic Hill Pumping Station.
Many streets west of Mountain Road between Evergreen and past Front Mountain Road are affected.
Residents may be without water or experience a reduction in water pressure on November 23rd from 830pm until 2am. The boil water order will go into effect at that time.
It’s advised you run your water for around 10 minutes once the service resumes.
Water should be boiled for at least one minute before use.
Nov 22, 2017 at 2:14am PST
· Do not drink the water without boiling it first. Bring water to a boil, hold water at a rolling boil for at least one minute, and then let it cool prior to using. Water which has been properly boiled is considered a safe source of water.
· Any water that is to be ingested or used for drinking, preparing food, making hot and cold beverages, making ice cubes, washing fruits and vegetables, and brushing teeth should be boiled. This is particularly important for those whose immune systems are compromised (i.e., the elderly, infants, and people with transplanted organs, on dialysis, with HIV/Aids, etc.).
· Contaminated water may cause illness in humans, including diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms. Contamination of water, however, is not the only cause of these symptoms. If you experience any of these symptoms, and they persist, you may want to seek medical advice.
· The water is safe for showering and bathing.
· Hands can continue to be washed using tap water and a proper handwashing technique that includes rubbing all parts of the hands with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds.
· Laundry may be washed in tap water, either by hand or by machine.
· Dishes may be washed by hand in hot, soapy water, and left to air dry. It is safe to use a dishwasher.
· Users may experience discoloured water or air in their plumbing systems. Residents who completely lose water pressure should turn off the circuit breaker for their hot water heaters to prevent damage to the heating elements.