As the boil water advisory continues throughout Wheatley and Tilbury, the municipality is making cases of bottled water available for all residents within the affected area.
Bottled water will be available for pickup in both the Wheatley arena and Tilbury arena parking lots starting Thursday at noon until 6 pm every day until the boil water advisory ends.
“We are recommending one or two cases per family per day, but understand that some circumstances may require more,” stated a media release from the municipality. “We encourage those with vehicles to help neighbors and friends without vehicles to acquire their water.”
The Wheatley arena is located at 196 Erie St. N., with the Tilbury arena at 49 Bond Ave.
There will continue to be bottled water provided to locations serving vulnerable people through the Wheatley Resource Centre, 108 Talbot Road E., and the Tilbury Food Bank, 26 Queen St. N.
The boil water advisory has been in place since the Sept. 13 fire at the Wheatley water treatment plant.
Residents are reminded water is safe to be consumed after bringing it to a rolling boil for one minute. This advisory is in place until Chatham-Kent Public Health receives additional information regarding the security of the water system.
Up-to-date information about the boil water advisory can be found at www.chatham-kent.ca/waterstatus. The advisory update line can be reached by calling 519-436-3250.
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