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2015/9/26 - The Windsor Essex County Health Unit issued a boil water advisory for residents and users of the Amherstburg waterworks on Boblo Island, on Wednesday, September 23.

"We take samples all along the distribution system on the island," says Dwayne Grondin, Amherstburg, Manager of Environmental Services. "One sample was found to have a slight background count. There was no E.coli or coliforms detected. I suspect it was a procedural error where some dirt or dust was introduced into the sample."

According to Grondin, the lines did not need to be flushed as the chlorine levels in the system were adequate. The population of some 150 was notified via media messages. "We've sent new samples to the lab and I expect the advisory to be lifted within the next days."

Boblo Island was the site of an amusement park from 1898 until its closure on September 30, 1993. The island is a five-minute ferry ride from Amherstburg, Ontario, and 18 miles from Detroit. For 96 summer seasons, Boblo Island, often called Detroit's Coney Island, delighted millions of Detroiters who arrived by a romantic steamship sail to enjoy the amusement park, concerts and rides that soared above the Detroit River. Now the island is an upscale residential and resort community known as Boblo Island.

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