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Boil Water Advisory for St. Malo Water System

Posted: October 11, 2018

Issued by the Medical Officer of Health, Manitoba Health and
the Office of Drinking Water, Manitoba Sustainable Development
October 16, 2018
Maintenance to repair a water main break will lead to the loss of water pressure in the St. Malo portion of
the distribution system affecting the area on the east side of Hwy 59 north of Morin Ave. About five (5)
houses will be affected. Distribution depressurization can compromise the safety of the water supply;
therefore a boil water advisory is being issued starting at 8:30am on October 16, 2018 to ensure the
protection of public health.
Until further notice, all water used for consumption should be brought to a rolling boil for at least
one minute before it is used for:
 Drinking and ice making
 Preparing beverages, such as infant formula
 Preparing food, including washing fruits and vegetables
 Brushing teeth
It is not necessary to boil tap water used for other household purposes, such as laundry or washing
dishes. Adults and older children that are able to avoid swallowing the water can wash, bathe, or shower.
Young children should be sponge bathed. If boiling is not practical, an alternate and safe supply of water
should be used for consumptive purposes; i.e. bottled water. Boil Water Advisory Fact Sheet #1 - Boil
Water Advisory For Manitoba Water System Users contains additional information on water use
and can be found on the website below.
All commercial, public and permitted facilities (ex: restaurants, health care facilities, day cares, personal
care homes and other private facilities that provide food and water services) must follow water use
recommendations from the Boil Water Advisory Fact Sheet #3 – Boil Water Advisory For
Commercial/Public Facilities. A copy of this Fact Sheet is available on the website below.
To avoid burn injuries from hot water, caution should be taken. Please keep young children away from
boiling water. Place kettles and pots away from counter and stove edges.
Please share this information with other people who use the tap water, especially those who may not
have received this notice directly (ex: renters, tenants, staff, or clients). This notice can also be posted in
common areas where people tend to gather.
The Boil Water Advisory will remain in effect until the water supplied by this water system no longer
presents a risk to public health. You will be notified when the advisory has been rescinded.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Rural Municipality of De Salaberry at 204-433-
7406 or the Regional Drinking Water Officer at 204-204-362-2704, or Health Links at 204-788-8200 (toll
free at 1-888-315-9257).
To review Fact Sheets on water use, please go to www.manitoba.ca/drinkingwater or