Boil Water Advisory

The boil water advisory has been expanded to include all users on the Wheatley Drinking Water System. This includes the Town of Wheatley and the surrounding areas between Tilbury and Wheatley west of Grove Road extending into Essex County.  Previous areas still affected include Coutts Line, Mint Line, Dashwheel Road, Baptiste Road, Jeanette’s Creek Road, Forbes Lines and Tecumseh Line in Chatham-Kent.

The reason for the boil water advisory is due to abnormal water sampling results.

The Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David Colby, is advising residents in the affected area to bring water to a rolling boil for at least one minute prior to using it for domestic purposes (e.g. drinking, making infant formula and juice, brushing teeth, washing raw foods and making ice).

This advisory measure will remain in effect until the Health Unit receives good results from two consecutive sets of samples taken a minimum of 24 hours apart.

Pre-recorded updates can be obtained by calling 519.436.3249.

A rescind notice will follow when the boil water advisory has been lifted.

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For more information:

Cara Robinson, Manager, Healthy Environments              Dr. W. David Colby, Medical Officer of Health

CK Public Health                                                                                           CK Public Health

177 King Street East                                                                                   435 Grand Ave W.

Chatham, Ontario N7M 3N1                                                          Chatham, Ontario, N7M 3Z4

Tel: 519.355.1071  Fax: 519.355.0848                             Tel: 519.352.7270  Fax: 519.352.2166