Boil Water Advisory issued for Sydney and area

July 30, 2013


The CBRM Water Utility has issued a Boil Water Advisory for the Sydney water system.

Water customers are advised to boil all water for at least 2 minutes before drinking or any other activity that will result in consumption of the water. This includes drinking, preparing infant formula, juices and ice cubes, washing fruits and vegetables and dental hygiene.


Water Operations Manager Greg Penney said that the boil advisory is being issued as a precautionary measure resulting from one water sample which indicated quality concerns. "The regulations are very clear with respect to how we would lift the advisory. " The advisory will remain in effect until the Utility gets two clear samples at the same location over a two day period.

The Sydney water system includes all customers in Sydney, Sydney River, Coxheath, Westmount, Grand Lake Road, Prime Brook, Mira Road, South Bar and Membertou.

The Utility is closely monitoring the situation and is continuing to test the water throughout the distribution system.