Do not consume water order still in effect at Saint John arena
A do not consume water order has been lifted at three Saint John arenas but is still in effect at the Stewart Hurley arena
The water at the Stewart Hurley arena in Saint John is still under a "do not consume" order.
Saint John Water has been testing sinks and fountains at city facilities for lead. Higher than acceptable levels of lead were found at the Stewart Hurley arena. Brass fixtures and lead solder in the plumbing could be the cause. Up until 1988, lead was permitted in solder and the facilities being tested were all built before that time.
City spokesperson Nancy Moar said water officials are still testing to locate the source of the problem at the Stewart Hurley arena.
The do not consume order at the Peter Murray, Gorman and Belyea arenas has been lifted and the water has been deemed safe for drinking.