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Water Today Title June 29, 2022

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New Brunswick's Public Health Advisories and Alerts listed the Ville de Lamèque under a Boil Order on August 14. The reason listed was a power outage "that affected the water pressure in the entire system." Subsequently, there was no water in the system.

The Boil Order is still listed on the provincial government's website. The town's website has no posting referring to the Boil Order or power outage. We did find, however, a post from July 18th which stated that "upgrades to the drinking water reservoir are currently underway."; the work was expected to last until the end of this month and that resident may experience a loss of water pressure.

Digging further into the municipality's online presence we found that Lamèque operates a social media page on Facebook. On this page, we found an important notice to residents that announced the Boil Order, which was posted on August 13 a full day before the listing on the provincial site. The power outage and its effects on the drinking water system were not mentioned.

Three days later on August 16, at 5:42 in the morning Lamèque posted that the Boil Order had been removed. The province still has the order listed as of this morning. We contacted the New Brunswick Department of Health about the discrepancy.

Sarah Williams, Communications Officer, confirmed the cause of the Boil Order and listing date. The Boil Order was in fact "lifted on August 16 and will be removed from the list of current boil orders on the website shortly."

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