Nova Scotia

Springhill lifts boil water advisory

The Town of Springhill says it's safe to drink the water from the tap.

The Town of Springhill in northern Nova Scotia says it's safe to drink the water from the tap.

Residents were told Friday to boil their tap water before drinking it or cooking with it.

That advisory was lifted on Monday when it became clear there was nothing wrong with the water, said municipal engineer Brian Herteis.

"The issue we located was the result of contamination on a tap in a private facility which we use as a sample point," he told CBC News.

Herteis said there was never any contamination at the water source, treatment plant or distribution system. He said inspectors will take samples from other taps for future water tests.

Herteis said this was the first boil water advisory since the town installed a new water treatment system five years ago.

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