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2017/9/21

MUSQUODOBOIT-HARBOUR, NS: MARITIME FISH AND CHIPPER TESTS POSITIVE FOR TOTAL COLIFORM



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A restaurant in Musquodoboit Harbour, Nova Scotia is under a boil water advisory (BWA) as of September 8.

Harbour Fish and Fries, located on Highway 7 opposite the railway museum, had a bacterial issue in its latest series of tests, so the BWA was put in place as a precautionary measure.

An email from a provincial representative gave us some insight as to what the issue is and when the BWA it might be lifted.

"Harbour Fish and Fries have been put on a boil advisory due to total coliforms in their water," Chrissy Matheson, a media relations advisory for the Department of Environment, said, "We are awaiting additional tests that we are expecting soon, and if those come back negative then the boil order will be lifted."

Judging by the more-than-favourable Yelp reviews the restaurant receives, they have a loyal customer base that they work hard to impress.

Restaurants in this instance will typically sell bottled water to their customers and either boil the water they intend on using for cooking, or purchase jugs for the purpose.

"We had a little bit of bacteria in our water but that was corrected with the new sample," said Paul Fleming, manager for Harbour Fish and Fries, "Sometimes the screen at the end of the spout can be a little dirty and without proper cleaning it doesn't take much to get a negative sample."

He said that since the screen was cleaned an initial sample of the water has come back clean.

"I'm taking a new sample tomorrow (September 21) and if that comes back clean we should be good."





































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