Embrun no longer under boil water advisory

A boil water advisory for the village of Embrun was lifted Thursday after tests on Tuesday showed E. coli in the water.

Advisory issued Tuesday after tests showed E. coli in Embrun drinking water system

A two-day boil water advisory for the village of Embrun was lifted Thursday.

Tests of the Embrun Distribution Drinking Water System on Tuesday found E. coli in the water in the village, about 40 kilometres southeast of Ottawa.

The water was re-tested within 24 hours and was tested again another 24 hours later. Both tests showed no E. coli in the system.

On Tuesday, firefighters and the mayor went door to door to alert people about the advisory.

Residents were instructed to bring tap water to a rolling boil for at least one minute before using it for domestic purposes, including drinking water, making infant formula and juice, brushing teeth, washing raw foods and making ice.