2:51 am - Tuesday, July 17 2018
Home / News / Precautionary Boil Water Advisory Issued for Chester

Precautionary Boil Water Advisory Issued for Chester

The Department of Environment issued a precautionary boil water advisory today, Feb. 3, for Chester. The advisory is for homes and businesses within the boundaries of Central Street to Water Street and from Union Street to South Street.

Bacteria was found through routine testing of a dug well on Pleasant Street. Further investigation determined that a sewage line break led to bacteria in the well, which has since been repaired.

The bacteria can come from human or animal feces that gets into lakes, rivers and water supplies.

To make sure water is safe in potentially affected areas, it needs to be boiled for at least one minute before it can be used for drinking, preparing infant formula, making juices or ice cubes, washing fruits and vegetables, cooking or brushing teeth.

If boiling water is not possible, people should use bottled water. Learn more http://www.novascotia.ca/nse/water/privatewells.asp .

The department is also testing the drinking water supply and monitoring the quality of ground water in the area.

People will be notified when the boil advisory is lifted.

Source: Release

About Haligonia Editors

See news happening near you? Tell us. Click here to email our team.


The views and opinions expressed in this content are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of haligonia.ca.

You might also like...


RCMP investigate fatal collision – Bayhead, Nova Scotia

 Shortly after 8:35 p.m. Sunday evening, Colchester District RCMP responded to a single vehicle roll-over...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *