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Boil Order To Continue for Residents of Sandy Lake

Public Service Announcement

Boil Order to Continue for Residents of Sandy Lake

(Friday, September 1/2000)-- A Boil Order to homeowners and cottagers on Sandy Lake and a "No Swimming" advisory for the lake remain in effect until further notice.

Residents who draw their water from Sandy Lake, or wells in the vicinity of the lake, are advised to boil the water for two (2) minutes before drinking it; making ice cubes; washing foods; brushing teeth or any other activity requiring human consumption. In addition, the lake should not be used for recreational purposes, such as swimming, fishing, boating etc.

The Nova Scotia Department of Environment and the provincial Medical Officer of Health are continuing to monitor the situation.

Halifax Regional Municipality has made arrangements to provide bottled water to those residents, or cottagers, who draw their water from the lake and nearby domestic wells.

Also, HRM is exploring with the Halifax Regional Water Commission the possibility of installing a temporary water hook-up to the affected properties.

Sandy Lake residents are asked to please contact Tim Burbine, of HRM, at 490-6116 if they would like to receive bottled water from the municipality.


John O'Brien
Corporate Communications Office
(902) 490-6531