Do Not Drink Water Advisory Issued in Milton
Don’t drink the water — seriously, Milton.
A ‘do not drink advisory’ has been issued for the Town of Milton by Halton Region’s associate medical officer of health.
Roughly 150 homes and businesses are affected.
The advisory was issued as a precaution following a recent “significant” watermain break.
Boiling the tap water won’t make it safe to drink, say public health officials, until test results can determine if contamination has occurred.
The situation is being “closely monitored to correct the problem” and further details will be communicated to affected homes and businesses “as soon as they are available,” reads a news release.
Repairs are underway and water will need to be thoroughly tested once the system has been reinstated.
Testing is expected to occur over the next several days.
Updates will be posted at halton.ca/health — keep in mind, if you need drinking water, you can call 311 and Halton staff will deliver it to your door.
The impacted areas of Milton under the Do Not Drink Advisory include:
- Steeles Ave. W. from Bronte St. N. west to 3230 Steeles Ave. W.
- Peru Rd. from Steeles Ave. north to No.3 Side Road.
- 3 Side Road from Peru Rd. to Tremaine Rd.
- All of Milton Heights Cres.
- Tremaine Rd. from Hwy. 401 south to 75 Tremaine Rd.
- The Montessori Country School in Milton at 8560 Tremaine Rd.
- The Milton Banquet & Conference Centre at 3090 Steeles Ave. W.
Until the Do Not Drink Advisory is lifted, the associate medical officer of health strongly urges residents in these areas to avoid drinking their water.
Do not use your tap water to:
- Drink, gargle, brush teeth or rinse dentures.
- Prepare food: hot/cold beverages, ice cubes, and baby food or formula.
- Wash fruits, vegetables and other food.
- Wash dishes
Use bottled water from an approved source as an alternative to tap water. If you need drinking water, please call 311 and Halton staff will deliver it to your residence.
Bathing, washing and other household use for healthy individuals:
- Adults, teens and other children may shower, bathe, or wash using tap water, but should avoid swallowing the water.
- Toddlers and infants can be given sponge-baths instead of tub baths or showers.
- Hand washing and laundry can be done using tap water.
The Do Not Drink Advisory will be lifted once the safety of the water has been confirmed.
Residents will be notified when the water is safe.
For more information, please visit halton.ca or call 311, 905-825-6000, or toll free 1-866-442-5866.
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