Update: Boil water advisory for Thompson has ended

Thompson residents no longer need to boil their water before drinking it as of about 1 p.m. Nov. 6, four days after the advisory was implemented.

"The Office of Drinking Water has notified the City of Thompson that the Boil Water Advisory is officially rescinded," said the city in a news release and on social media around 1:10 p.m. Tuesday. "Residents no longer need to boil their water before consumption, and businesses may resume water use as normal."

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The advisory was lifted following a second round of test samples taken since it came into effect coming back negative for coliform bacteria.

Routine samples taken on Halloween came back positive for coliform bacteria on the afternoon of Nov, 2, prompting a precautionary boil water advisory to be issued. The reason for the two-day lag time between the samples being taken and the advisory being issued is because the samples have to be sent to Winnipeg for analysis and then be allowed to incubate for 24 hours before results can be measured, the city said in a Facebook post Nov. 3.

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