North Stormont and the Ontario Clean Water Agency have advised Moose Creek residents to boil their tap water prior to use as a precautionary measure, due to a large water main break in the drinking water system serving the area.
To avoid possible illness, you must bring the water to a rolling boil for at least one minute. Let the water cool down before using or drinking. Boiling the water will kill any harmful microorganisms that could be present in the water.
The warning was issued after a broken pipe left the entire village of Moose Creek without drinking water.
A union in a major line “blew apart,” draining the water tower, related North Stormont public works department superintendent Blake Henderson.
Working with Ontario Clean Water Agency staff, the township was hoping to have the break fixed by noon Tuesday, if there were not other complications and parts were readily available.
A boil water advisory was to be put into effect once service was restored.
Corrosion is believed to have caused the union to fail.