2017 OFFICE CLOSURE DATES (subject to change)
Monday, February 20th
Friday, April 14th
Monday, April 17th
Monday, May 22nd
Friday, June 30th
Monday, August 7th
Monday, September 4th
Monday, October 9th
Friday, November 10th
Monday, December 25th - Friday, December 29th (re-open Tuesday, January 2nd, 2017)
PLEASE BE ADVISED THE R.M. OF KELSEY ADMINISTRATION OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED AT 12:00 NOON ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH, 2017.
REGULAR OFFICE HOURS WILL RESUME ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST, 2017.
PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER ADVISORY
FOR THE R.M. OF KELSEY WATER SYSTEM
Issued by the Medical Office of Health, Manitoba Health and the
Office of Drinking Water, Manitoba Sustainable Development
February 13, 2017
A line break on February 13, 2017 has led to the loss of water pressure in the R.M. of Kelsey distribution system. Distribution depressurization can compromise the safety of water supply; therefore, a precautionary boil water advisory has been issued to ensure public health protection.
Until further notice, all water used for consumption should be brought to a rolling boil for at least one minutes before it is used for:
- · Drinking and ice making
- · Preparing beverages, such as infant formula
- · Preparing food, including washing fruits and vegetables
- · Brushing teeth
It is not necessary to boil tap water used for other household purposes, such as laundry or washing dishes. Adults and older children that are able to avoid wallowing water can wash, bathe or shower.
Young children should be sponge bathed. If boiling is not practical, an alternate and safe supply of water should be used for consumptive purposes; i.e. bottles water. Boil Water Advisory Fact Sheet #1 – Boil Water Advisory for Manitoba Water System Users contains additional information on water use and can be found on the website below.
All commercial, public and permitted facilities (ex: restaurants, health care facilities, day cares, personal care homes and other private facilities that provide food and water services) must follow water use recommendations form the Boil Water Advisory Fact Sheet #3 – Boil Water Advisory For Commercial/Public Facilities. A copy of this Fact Sheet is available on the website below.
To avoid burn injuries from hot water, caution should be taken. Please keep young children away from boiling water. Place kettles and pots away from counter and stove edges.
Please share this information with other people who use the tap water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (ex: renters, tenants, staff or clients). This notice can also be posted in common areas where people tend to gather.
The boil water advisory will remain in effect until the water supplied by the water system no longer presents a risk to public health. You will be notified when the notice is rescinded.
To review Fact Sheets on water use, please go to www.manitoba.ca/drinkingwater or http://www.gov.mb.ca/health/publichealth/environmentalhealth/water.html
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Regional Drinking Water Officer at 1-204-622-2153, or Health Links at 1-204-788-8200 (toll free at 1-888-315-9257).