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During a power failure, the water supplied to your home by your local water utility may no longer be safe to drink without treatment. Pumps may fail and the water purification system may not operate properly threatening the safety of the water.
If a Boil Water Advisory has been issued by Lambton Public Health, DO NOT DRINK the water; there may be a potential problem. Use an alternate source of safe water, such as bottled water or follow these instructions to treat tap water when a Boil Water Advisory has been issued.
In a Drinking Water Advisory, the water has become contaminated but cannot be treated and deemed safe by any of the above steps. Use an alternate water supply (i.e. bottled water).
The Medical Officer of Health will determine when a Boil Water Advisory / Drinking Water Advisory will be lifted or rescinded. This is only done when the original problem has been fixed and two sets of water samples, taken 24-48 hours apart, from all parts of the water system, are deemed safe for consumption.
When the advisory is lifted ensure the following steps are taken in your home: