Owen Sound Water Advisory has been lifted
The City of Owen Sound is advising residents affected by the recent water advisory that the water advisory has been lifted and normal use may resume.
The advisory affected all properties north of 10th Street East, east of 9th Avenue East and was caused by a large water main break in the City’s Northeast quadrant.
Since the advisory was put into place, the water system in the affected area has been thoroughly flushed and samples of water in the distribution system, taken Thursday morning, have been confirmed clean and acceptable by an accredited laboratory.
“We wish to extend a sincere thank you to the residents, businesses and industries in the affected area for their understanding, patience and cooperation during the water advisory over the past day and a half.” said City of Owen Sound Mayor, Ian Boddy.
The City would like to thank the staff at the Family Y, Bayshore Community Centre and Julie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre for their efforts to assist residents, as well as the Water Depot and The Water Store for providing potable water for residents who required assistance.
“To the residents and businesses that stepped in to help their neighbours, whether it be by providing water, a warm shower or relaying important information, you are what makes this community such a caring place,” Mayor Boddy continued.
Mayor Boddy added, “Our Public Works staff went above and beyond, working tirelessly to get this matter resolved. On behalf of Council, I would like to thank them for their efforts.”
The City of Owen Sound wishes to inform residents and visitors that businesses in the affected area are now resuming regular business operations.
Many businesses in the affected area, particularly those in the service and retail industry such as restaurants, grocery stores and retail outlets were required to alter their regular operating practices or close completely due to the water advisory.
“It is important that residents and visitors know that the water is safe and that the affected businesses are open and ready for business as usual,” said Mayor Ian Boddy.
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