From Halton Region’s Medical Officer of Health:
Halton Region’s Medical Officer of Health has issued a Boil Water Advisory for an area in Milton as a result of a watermain break. The Boil Water Advisory is in effect until further notice for the following area.
It will be lifted once the safety of the water has been confirmed by laboratory tests. Residents should use an alternate water supply or boil their water at a rolling boil for at least one minute before drinking, gargling, brushing teeth or rinsing their mouth; making baby food or formula; washing fruits, vegetables and other food; or making any meals, drinks or ice.
For washing dishes:
- If your dishwasher has a hot setting of 60°C (140°F) or higher, it will safely disinfect dishes. If you are unsure, after finishing the cycle, immerse dishes for one minute in a solution of 30 ml (1 oz.) of bleach mixed with 13.5 litres (3 gallons) of lukewarm water. Air dry dishes.
- If you are washing dishes by hand, use soapy hot water, rinse in clean warm water, then immerse for one minute in a solution of 30 ml (1 oz.) of bleach mixed with 13.5 litres (3 gallons) of water. Air dry dishes.
Adults, and older children may shower, bathe, or wash using tap water, but avoid swallowing it. Babies and toddlers should be given sponge baths instead of tub baths or showers.
Update: Boil Water Advisory In Effect Until Monday
The cause is believed to be ongoing work at the intersection of Pine St. and Commercial. The boundaries are Derry Rd north to highway 401, and Thompson Rd. west to Bronte. The advisory is expected to be in effect until Monday.
Update: 8/12/2018: 8:30 a.m- Restaurants, Fast Food Outlets Closed
The Region of Halton has closed restaurants, and fast food outlets in the affected area until Monday. The Holiday street market scheduled to take place today along Main St, is going ahead as planned. The cause of the problem is work being done at the intersection of Pine St. and Commercial.
Here is the location of the break that contractors have sealed up. Regional staff on site and will continue testing before removing the advisory. Check www.halton.ca for updates and follow the instructions.
The Region of Halton needs to secure two consecutive negative water samples according to provincial legislation in order to lift the boil water advisory. These take 24 hours to confirm. The advisory will be lifted after the results are confirmed.
Update: 8/12/2018: 5 p.m. : Region of Halton Sets Up Water Station
The Region of Halton has set up filling stations at the Milton Sports Centre. Residents requiring potable water will be able to fill their own containers during regular operating hours of the Milton Sports Centre.
Those hours are as follows
- Saturday (Today) until 12 a.m.
- Sunday: 8 a.m. to 12 a.m.
- Monday: 6 a.m. to 12 a.m.
The Sports Centre is located at 605 Santa Maria Blvd, Milton.
Update: December 9, 2018: 1:15 p.m.: Schools Open tomorrow
Halton District School Board (HDSB) will be open on Monday December 10, 2018. Bottled water/ hand sanitizer and wipes will be provided at all schools that have been impacted.
The Region of Halton has set up a water station with potable water inside the Milton Sports Centre. Residents can bring their own containers to be refilled today until 12 a.m. and tomorrow between 6 a.m. and 12 a.m.
Miracle on Main St. will be on as scheduled from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Road closures along Main in front of Troy’s Diner will be in effect.