Advisory to Individuals Drawing Private Water Supply from Picton Bay has been Lifted
April 6, 2017 UPDATE - ADVISORY TO INDIVIDUALS DRAWING PRIVATE WATER SUPPLY FROM PICTON BAY HAS BEEN LIFTED
Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) is advising all individuals drawing a private drinking water supply (i.e. using a shore well) from the Picton Bay area, that the advisory issued on March 31, 2017, as a result of the barge sinking in Picton Bay, has been lifted. All recent water column samples have met analytical requirements for drinking water safety.
HPEPH reminds residents drawing a private drinking water supply from the Picton Bay to maintain regular precautions. If their drinking water has any change in taste, odour, or colour, or if a chemical sheen is seen within 50 feet (15 metres) of your well, it is recommended that they:
- avoid drinking the water
- use an alternate water source (e.g. bottled water, for drinking and other domestic purposes)
- Contact the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change’s Spills Action Centre at 1-800-268-6060 for further information
- Test your well water once the issue has been resolved