Municipal Affairs and Environment

Boil Water Advisories

The Department of Government Services and the Department of Health and Community Services are jointly responsible for monitoring the bacteriological quality of public water supplies in the province. This sampling activity is carried out on a regular basis by Environmental Health Officers located throughout the province.

Boil water advisories are issued when water sampling and testing detects higher than accepted amounts of coliforms (bacteria) or if there are deficiencies with regard to chlorination or other forms of disinfection. In such cases, the results are immediately communicated to affected communities for appropriate action. The information is also passed along to regional Medical Officers of Health to advise that action has been taken with the community, and for any follow up that may be necessary by the public health system.

The document below lists the boil water advisories that are currently in effect as of the date shown in the upper left corner of the table.

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For additional information on the microbiological quality of drinking water and Boil Water Advisories please contact the regional offices of the Department of Government Services in your area.

For additional information on drinking water quality or any other water resources related topics please contact us.

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