Public Health Sudbury and Districts has issued a drinking water advisory effective immediately for the residents of Gogama.
A drinking water advisory means that water from the municipal system should not be used for:
- making juice, infant formula or ice
- washing uncooked fruits and vegetables
- brushing teeth
Residents are advised that boiling the water may not be enough to make it safe for consumption.
Public Health recommends using water from an alternative source at this time, such as bottled water, although it would still need to be boiled before using it to make infant formula.
Information on how to properly prepare infant formula using bottled water can be found by calling Public Health's Health Information Line at 705-522-9200 ex. 342 or toll free at 1-866-522-9200.
Municipal water may still be used for laundry and bathing, excluding small children who may swallow the water.
The area is currently experiencing a loss in water pressure due to a power outage. Once the water supply is re-established, residents should not use the water for human consumption until advised otherwise by Public Health.
For more information, please call Public Health Sudbury & Districts at 705.522.9200, ext. 484, after hours at 705.688.4366, or visit phsd.ca.