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Water Today Title June 29, 2022

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Asvisory of the Day



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A Boil Water Advisory (BWA) is in effect for the Silver Maple Motel in Haliburton, Ontario.

The motel, located just south of Head Lake, was issued the advisory issued on August 10 after testing positive for bacterial contamination.

A representative from the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District (HKPRD) health unit told this reporter via email that maintenance work recently performed on the motel's small drinking water system likely introduced the contamination.

As a result the BWA was issued as a preventative precaution.

The HKPRD health unit confirmed that the motel's owner has been working to get the problem remediated over the past few days, adding that they have been very helpful and are following due diligence to correct the situation.

Moving forward, the health unit is currently awaiting water test results to see if the BWA can be lifted. They are expecting results back by Thursday (Aug. 17) or Friday (Aug. 18).

If the results come back negative for the contaminants, the BWA can be rescinded for the motel shortly afterwards.

Ray Gervais, the motel's owner, said that guests have been using their own water bottles in the meantime.

He confirmed that two samples have been sent off and is hoping that the advisory will be lifted by Friday.

The motel has twelve rooms but aren't full at the moment, so there haven't been too many people affected by the BWA this week.

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