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Asvisory of the Day



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A precautionary boil water advisory (BWA) has been in place for the residents of Angusville, Manitoba since September 5.

The community, located within the Rural Municipality of Riding Mountain West underwent a cleaning of their reservoir recently. Since a loss of water pressure in the Angusville distribution system was unavoidable and depressurization comes with a risk of compromising the safety of the water supply, a BWA was ordered.

According to an email received from a spokesperson for the Office of Drinking Water, "The approximately 500 residents of Angusville were asked to boil water as a precautionary measure until Public Works staff completed flushing and testing of the distribution system. The duration of the advisory is considered short-term and will be rescinded once testing confirms the water is safe for consumption."

Brad Burla, the municipality's Utility Operator said that reservoir had not been cleaned for a while and the community had been experiencing issues with discoloured water.

To notify the residents, Burla said, "A notice went up on everybody's door that we were doing the work four days in advance and the boil water advisory was attached to the door the day of."

He went on the say that the cleaning work was completed on Tuesday and they are now waiting on bacteria samples to determine whether they can lift the advisory.

If tests coming back negative, it could be rescinded as soon as Monday.

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