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2017/7/26/

PILLEY'S ISLAND, NL: SOURCE CONTAMINATION ADDRESSED IN PILLEY'S ISLAND, NL



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Service Newfoundland is recommending that a boil water advisory be lifted this afternoon in the town of Pilley's Island.

The advisory was issued on July 21st when it was determined that three of four locations tested at Loadabats Pond, the source for the community's water, showed total coliform growth and one location showed E.Coli growth.

"The operators were ordered to increase their chlorine to reverse this issue, and resampling was done on July 24, 2017," Marc Budgell, Communications Manager for Service NL told this reporter via email, adding that since the work has been completed, "One set of satisfactory bacteriological water samples has been obtained and satisfactory free chlorine residual is maintained at the entry and throughout the distribution system."

He went on to mention that regular bacteriological monitoring of the public water supply will continue on a monthly basis.

The town of 301 residents is known for its mining history dating back to the late nineteenth century. A short lived state of emergency was declared there in January of 2016 after its water tank suffered damage during repairs.





































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