Asvisory of the Day
DISREALI, QC: NEW QC WATER PLANT UNDERGOING START-UP ISSUES - INDEFINITE BWA ISSUED
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Residents of the town of Disreali, Québec are forced to boil their water while a newly built water filtration works out a few kinks.
A boil water advisory has been in place for the town, located in the southern part of the province on the shores of Lac Aylmer, since September 27.
Patrice Bissonette, Director General of Disreali, told this reporter in an email that the plant is simply taking a while to get up to full capacity and that the issue was a small one.
"The incident that caused the boil water notice is due to a programming error," he said, "The whole thing was quickly settled, but on the other hand, we must retain the boil water advisory as a preventive measure as long as the computer system is not able to issue the operation reports for the new plant."
The town of 2,212 (Statistics Canada, 2016), might not have thought the matter to be so small when they were alerted by the town's website on the morning the advisory was issued that, " Following a major breakdown of the water system and a complete water supply shutdown , a preventive boil water advisory has come into effect."
To ensure panic didn't occur it was noted that service was scheduled to resume by noon on of the same day, but added that the preventive notice would remain in effect.
A previous bulletin told residents that flushing of the new water system would begin on September 25 and continue every morning from Monday until Friday for the next three weeks, warning that some black water might come out of the faucets but if taps were left running it would dissipate quickly. Of note was an offer for the town's offices to provide stain remover were the unclean water to affect laundered clothes.
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