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2017/12/13

MILTON, ON: DO NOT DRINK LIFTED AFTER WATERMAIN BREAK, ON



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A Do Not Drink Water Advisory has been lifted in the Town of Milton on Tuesday morning.

"Test results have confirmed that the water supply meets the Provincial Water Quality Standards and residents can resume normal water use," said Lindsay Di Tomasso, a Communications Advisor for Halton Region in an email to this reporter.

The advisory was placed on Friday, December 8 after a water main break in the area of Steeles Avenue West and Bronte Road North.

According to Di Tomasso, "Repairs commenced shortly after the break and were completed on Saturday, December 9."

The break impacted approximately 150 homes and businesses located in the area.

Since there was a drop in pressure, a risk of contamination seeping into the pipes occurs, so Halton Region's Associate Medical Officer of Health issued the Do Not Drink Advisory as a precaution until test results were available.

According to the latest press release, residents are being reminded to take the following steps before resuming normal water use:

  • Run cold faucets and drinking fountains for a minimum of one minute before using the water.
  • Run all water softeners through a regeneration cycle.
  • Drain and refill hot water heaters set below 45°C (113°F) (Normal setting is 6°F).
  • Drain and flush all ice making machines.
Milton is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Canada. Located approximately an hour by car west of Toronto on the Niagara Escarpment, the town's population has risen dramatically as house prices continue to increase across the Greater Toronto area. In addition to the Niagara Escarpment, the Bruce Trail also winds its way through the towns borders.





































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