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Gogama drinking water advisory lifted

Advisory in place since July 19 after low pressure detected, but no adverse effects reported

Public Health Sudbury & Districts has officially lifted the drinking water advisory that came into effect Monday, July 19, for residents of the Town of Gogama.

Public Health issued the drinking water advisory because of a temporary loss of pressure in the municipal water system. The water has been tested to ensure its safety.

“The bacteriological quality of the water supply has been tested with no adverse results being reported,” said Jonathan Groulx, a manager in the Public Health’s Health Protection Division.

Public Health Sudbury and Districts has recommendations for what to do after a drinking water advisory is lifted and before using the water. They are as follows:

  • Run cold water faucets for five minutes or until the water runs clear.
  • Run drinking fountains for five minutes before using the water or until the water runs clear.
  • Run water softeners through a regeneration cycle.
  • Drain and refill hot water heaters.
  • Large-volume users (for example, schools) may need to run cold water taps for a longer period of time on first use.
  • To get rid of sediment, faucet screens should be removed, rinsed and put back in place.

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