THUNDER BAY – NEWS – The Thunder Bay District Health Unit has issued a precautionary drinking water advisory for the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) after discoloured water in a portion of the water distribution system was reported on Tuesday, Oct. 7.
As always, patient care and safety is paramount at TBRHSC. “Bottled water and extra juice has been supplied to all units for patient care needs,” confirmed Cathy Covino, Senior Director, Quality & Risk Management at TBRHSC. “At this time, we are asking that Staff, Patients, Volunteers, and Visitors refrain from consuming any water from taps or faucets.”
Precautionary boil water advisories were also issued Tuesday for some properties near the intersection of Golf Links and Oliver Road. All those affected have been notified.
If you observe discoloured water at your property, run your cold water tap for five minutes or until the line clears. If your lines do not clear or you have concerns, call Infrastructure & Operations Dispatch at 625-2195.
The water quality issue was reported as a newly-installed water main on Golf Links Road was being commissioned. On-site City crews immediately responded and flushed area watermains.
Water samples have been collected and sent for analysis. The precautionary advisories will be lifted once satisfactory test results have been achieved.