The Sudbury & District Health Unit has issued a drinking water advisory effective immediately for the residents of Long Lake in the area of Dew Drop Road who take their drinking water directly from Long Lake.
The drinking water advisory is being issued as a precaution following a spill of hydraulic fluid into the Dew Drop Road area of Long Lake.
A drinking water advisory means that people who take their water directly from this area of Long Lake should NOT use it for drinking; making juice, infant formula, or ice; cooking; washing uncooked fruits and vegetables; or brushing teeth. Boiling the water will not make it safe for drinking. For these purposes, water from an alternate source, such as bottled water, should be used. Bottled water used for making infant formula must still be boiled. For information on how to properly prepare infant formula using bottled water, please call the Health Unit’s Health Information Line at 705.522.9200, ext. 342 (toll-free 1.866.522.9200). The water can be used for laundry and bathing (excluding small children who could swallow the water).
The Sudbury & District Health Unit will advise residents when it is safe to resume consumption of the water.
For other residents of Long Lake please continue to monitor the area around your intake. If you see a hydrocarbon sheen (oily film) in the vicinity of your intake do not use the water until the sheen has gone.
For more information, please call the Sudbury & District Health Unit at 705.522.9200, ext. 398 (toll-free 1.866.522.9200) or visit www.sdhu.com.