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Water Today Title June 29, 2022

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1,700 people in Ormstown have been under boil water advisory since October 3rd, and they're none too happy about it. When coliphages were found in the town's water, the municipality immediately proceeded to take further samples, flush the lines and modify the well installations. This however did not convince the Québec Ministry of Environment (MDDELCC) who refused to lift the advisory until the town's chlorination system, installed in the 50's, was updated. 

According to Ormstown General Manger, Philip Toone the total number of people on the municipal system is 3, 900 of which 1,700 are affected by the advisory. 

"What we do right now is calculate the total amount of water in the reservoir and then dump the corresponding amount of chlorine in. We are now moving from five wells to three. One of the new wells will be on UV system while the other two will be equipped with a pre-filtration pipe so that volume, temperature, flow rate, and real time temperature can be calculated, because as the temperature drops the amount of chlorine needed changes." 

Toone says the contract has been awarded to Groupe SM International and he expects given the weather that it will take two months to install. 

Ormstown is located on the Chateauguay River, approximately one hour southwest of Montreal and 20 minutes north of the United States border. For many years, the town was well-known as the Quebec hub of the brick making industry

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