Boil water advisory in Port Clements

  • Feb. 23, 2006 9:00 a.m.

Port Clements residents were advised Monday (Feb. 20) to boil their water after regular tests showed the presence of bacteria.
The Northern Health Authority and the village office issued a boil water advisory, posting notices throughout Port, phoning residents, and sending notices home with school children.
Village administrator Dana Schmidt said the water does not have fecal coliform, and the health authority said it has received no indication of any illness related to the water supply.
The village is cleaning the water system and will send out new tests as soon as possible, but Ms Schmidt said Monday she expects the boil water advisory to continue for at least a week.
The advisory tells residents to boil water for at least two minutes, including water used for making baby formula and juices, washing and rinsing fruits and vegetables, and brushing teeth.