Boil water advisory in RM of Gimli lifted

Boil water advisory in RM of Gimli lifted

After days of inconvenience and concern, residents of the Rural Municipality of Gimli can finally breathe a sigh of relief as the boil water advisory has been lifted.

The advisory was put in place on Monday, April 12th, after a routine water sample showed the presence of bacteria in the water supply. This prompted officials to issue a precautionary boil water advisory for all residents and businesses in the RM of Gimli.

The advisory affected approximately 6,000 people in the area, including the town of Gimli and surrounding communities. Residents were advised to boil their water for at least one minute before consuming it, using it for cooking, or brushing their teeth.

The RM of Gimli worked diligently with Manitoba Health and the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority to address the issue and ensure the safety of its residents. Water samples were taken daily and tested for bacteria, and the results consistently showed no presence of harmful bacteria.

After five days of testing and monitoring, the boil water advisory was lifted on Friday, April 16th. Officials have confirmed that the water is now safe to consume without boiling.

Residents are advised to run their taps for a few minutes to flush out any stagnant water that may have been sitting in their pipes during the advisory. They are also reminded to change their water filters and discard any ice cubes made during the advisory.

The RM of Gimli has expressed their gratitude to the community for their cooperation and understanding during this time. They also want to assure residents that they will continue to monitor the water supply to ensure its safety.

This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of routine water testing and the swift action taken by officials to ensure the health and well-being of the community. Residents are encouraged to stay informed and follow any advisories or precautions issued by their local authorities.

With the boil water advisory now lifted, residents can once again enjoy the convenience and safety of their tap water.

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