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Water system failure leads to boil water advisory in Snow Lake

The Northern Regional Health Authority advised Snow Lake residents Jan. 23 that they should boil water used for consumption until further notice.
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A boil water advisory was issued for Snow Lake Jan. 23.

A Jan. 23 failure of Snow Lake’s water distribution system has put the community under a boil water advisory.

The Northern Regional Health Authority issued a public notice regarding the advisory on Monday morning.

“Distribution depressurization can compromise the safety of the water supply, therefor a boil water advisory has been issued to ensure public health protection,” said the notice, advising Snow Lake residents to boil water for one minute prior to using it for drinking and ice-making, cooking, preparing infant formula, washing fruits and vegetables or brushing teeth.

“The matter at the water treatment plant is in the process of being resolved, and water services should resume in the early afternoon,” the Town of Snow Lake said on social media about an hour after the boil water advisory was issued.

The boil water advisory will remain in effect until water supplied by the water system not longer poses a threat to public health and residents will be notified when it is lifted, the NRHA said.

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