Campers and other park users should be aware water must be properly boiled before drinking at Porters Lake Provincial Park in Halifax Regional Municipality.
The boil water order was issued today, Aug. 24, by the Department of Environment. A malfunctioning chlorinator is being repaired.
The water should be boiled for at least one minute before drinking, preparing infant formula, juices or ice cubes, washing fruits and vegetables, cooking, or brushing teeth.
Provincial parks staff expect it may take a few days before the drinking water can be returned to acceptable standards and the boil water order can be lifted. The public will be notified.