A precautionary boil water advisory has been issued for portions of the Morris regional public water system.
According to a provincial notice, scheduled maintenance resulted in a depletion of the water storage at the Roland reservoir before negative samples could be confirmed.
As a result, a precautionary boil water advisory has been issued to ensure public health protection in the following areas:
- RM of Roland – West from the RM boundary to 1 mile east of Hwy 428, following north to the RM boundary
- RM of Thompson – one residence between Road 28 West and Rosebank Booster
- RM of Stanley – All water users east of Hwy 3 to just west of Hwy 428 to Road 16 North and west to the RM Boundary
- Rosebrook Trailer Park
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.
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.