The Boil Water Advisory issued for areas of Milton on Friday has been lifted by Halton Region’s Medical Officer of Health. Laboratory test results have confirmed that the water is free from contamination and is safe to drink.
As a precaution, residents and businesses in the affected area should take the following steps before using their water:
- Run cold faucets for a minimum of one minute.
- Remove and clean all screens and aerators on taps.
- Run drinking water fountains for a minimum of one minute.
- Run all water softeners through a regeneration cycle.
- Drain and refill hot water heaters set below 45°C (113°F). Normal setting is 60°C (140°F)
- Drain and flush all ice-making machines and soda fountain machines.
Note: please consult the manufacturer or owner’s manual for detailed instructions on how to flush and disinfect ice or soda fountain machines and how to restart water treatment devices.
Any facilities that were closed as a result of the advisory can now reopen after taking the necessary precautions.
Halton thanks affected residents and businesses for their patience and cooperation while the advisory was in effect. Check our website for more information.
The Regional Municipality of Halton serves 570,000 residents in the City of Burlington, the Town of Halton Hills, the Town of Milton, and the Town of Oakville. Halton Region is committed to meeting the needs of its residents through the delivery of cost-effective, quality programs and services, including water and wastewater; Regional roads and planning; paramedic services; waste management; public health; social assistance; children’s and seniors’ services; housing services; heritage programs; emergency management and economic development. For more information, call 311 or visit Halton Region’s website at halton.ca