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Boil water advisory for Westbrook residents

Boil water advisory for Westbrook residents

The boil water advisory issued for the Westbrook area has been lifted.

A boil water advisory remains in effect in the Westbrook area following a watermain break.

Approximately 400 residents are affected. The affected residents received a hand-delivered notice about the boil water advisory and will receive notification when it is lifted. 

As per Ontario Regulation 170/03, this boil water advisory is issued by KFL&A Public Health in consultation with the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, and Utilities Kingston.  

What to do

The boil water advisory is a precautionary measure to ensure your safety. Water should be brought to a rolling boil, boiled for at least one minute and allowed to cool before use.

Please run the water until it's clear before boiling. If the water remains discoloured, please call our 24-hour emergency line at 613-546-1181.  

During the boil water advisory: 

Use tap water for: Use boiled water for: Do not use:
  • Washing clothes (unless the water is cloudy) 
  • Taking showers  
    (adults and older children) 
  • Shaving 
  • Flushing toilets  
  • Drinking 
  • Brushing teeth 
  • Hand washing 
  • Washing fruits and vegetables 
  • Preparing food and baby formula 
  • Making ice 
  • Coffee makers 
  • Sponge bathing babies and young children (after cooling) 
  • Giving water to pets
  • Kitchen and other household water filters 
  • Ice makers and soda dispensers with a line to the water supply 
  • Children’s water play, such as wading pools and water tables

 If you have any questions, please contact us at 613-546-1181 or contact KFL&A Public Health at 613-549-1232.

Learn more about boil water advisories.