Ottawa Public Health (OPH) has issued a precautionary Boil Water Advisory for users of the King’s Park communal well water system in the village of Richmond. The advisory is being issued due to an equipment malfunction which has resulted in a loss of water pressure in the area. This advisory affects approximately 215 water users and is in effect until further notice.
City staff are on location delivering notices to affected residents.
Water users in the affected area are asked to bring their water to a rolling boil for at least one minute before using it for all consumption purposes, including drinking, making juice, ice and infant formula, as well as for use in food preparation.
After boiling, the water should be left to cool before being used, or it should be placed in clean containers to cool in the refrigerator. Boiled water should be used when brushing teeth. Boiled water should also be used to rinse dishes after washing. Other non-consumption uses, such as showering, are safe.
If you are unable to boil water, you should consume only bottled water. More info available here: What you should know during a boil water advisory.
This advisory will be rescinded once Ottawa Public Health is satisfied that water quality has been restored and tap water is safe to drink. Bringing the water to a rolling boil for at least one minute will kill the microorganisms.