Boil water advisory remains in effect for Wheatley, Tilbury areas; water conservation request also remains

Boil water advisory remains in effect for Wheatley Tilbury areas

Chatham-Kent Public Health is reminding consumers of the Chatham-Kent municipal water distribution systems for Wheatley and Tilbury that a boil water advisory remains in effect.

The reminder was issued just before 11 am Saturday by the health unit.

The advisory was issued Wednesday evening following a fire at Wheatley Water Treatment Plant earlier in the day that resulted in the facility being taken out of operation. The Chatham-Kent Public Utilities Commission has stated the origin of a fire was determined to be a generator within the facility that was undergoing regular maintenance and testing.

Water distribution consumers included in the boil water advisory include:

  • Mint Waterline Association
  • D&O Waterline Association
  • 3rd Concession Waterline Association
  • 3rd & 4th Concession Waterline Association
  • KOA Waterline Association
  • Cedar Inn Water Line Association
  • Richardson Sideroad Waterline Association
  • Tecumseh Waterline Association
  • Tilbury Townline Waterline Association
  • Leamington (Wheatley DS)

Since the South Water Treatment Plant system is assisting to feed water to the Wheatley and Tilbury systems through interconnecting valves, the PUC is also asking customers served by the South Water Treatment Plant (which includes the communities of Blenheim, Merlin, Coatsworth, Shrewsbury, Rondeau and Erieau) to continue to conserve water until further notice.

Residents are encouraged to call the Water Advisory Line at 519-436-3250, which is accessible 24/7, should they be looking for updates on the advisory status.