Nova Scotia

Boil water advisory lifted for some Halifax-area residents

Halifax Water says a boil water advisory has been lifted for the Fall River, Windsor Junction and Waverley areas. The utility originally said it was supposed to be finished Monday morning, but actually wrapped up in the afternoon.

The advisory began after a water main break in Lower Sackville

Halifax Water crews continue to work on a water main break near the intersection of Cobequid Road and Glendale Drive. (Patrick Callaghan/CBC)

A boil water advisory for the Fall River, Windsor Junction and Waverley areas has been lifted, according to Halifax's water utility.

In a release, Halifax Water said two consecutive days of favourable samples have to be presented to Nova Scotia's Environment Department and the medical officer of health before the advisory can be lifted.

These results were received on Sunday and Monday, so Halifax Water confirmed that the advisory had been lifted as of 4:30 p.m. on Monday.

A map showing where the boil water advisory has been lifted. (Halifax Water)

Halifax Water's release said impacted customers now do not need to boil their water, but they should flush any cold water taps for 10 minutes before using it.

Fridges or other appliances that may store water should also be flushed for ten minutes.

The advisory was put in place on Saturday after a water main break that took place near the intersection of Cobequid Road and Glendale Drive in Lower Sackville.

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