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Update: Drinking water advisory lifted for Chapleau

Temporary loss of pressure prompts advisory, testing for water safety
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Public Health Sudbury & Districts has lifted a drinking water advisory for the residents of the town of Chapleau, following a temporary loss of pressure.

Once the Town of Chapleau had re-established the water supply, which was interrupted due to loss of pressure as a result of a watermain break, residents were advised not to use the water for human consumption until advised otherwise by Public Health Sudbury & Districts.

“It is possible that the loss of water pressure created conditions that compromised the safety of the drinking water,” said Burgess Hawkins, a manager in the Health Protection Division, on Nov. 18 when the advisory was issued. “Until bacteriological testing of the drinking water indicates a safe supply, the drinking water advisory will remain in effect as a precaution.”

For more information, please call Public Health Sudbury & Districts at 705.522.9200, ext. 464 (toll-free 1.866.522.9200) or visit