Water advisory lifted

Water tap with flowing water.

Winnipeg Health Region
Published Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The boil water advisory on drinking water in south St. Vital has been lifted.

The decision to lift the advisory was made after health officials reviewed a second set of tests taken today which showed the water was safe to drink.  

"The re-tests revealed there were no bacteria in the water," said Dr. Lisa Richards, Medical Officer of Health for Environmental Health at the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. "As a result, I rescinded the boil water advisory due to the absence of evidence to date of a risk to the public."

The WRHA issued a precautionary boil water advisory Tuesday evening for a localized area of southeast Winnipeg - south of Bishop Grandin Blvd. to the Perimeter, and east of the Red River to the Seine River.

The advisory was issued on a precautionary basis due to positive results of low level bacteria in three of the samples collected within this area.

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