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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Queen Charlotte Intermediate employees and college students are warned in opposition to consuming constructing water because the Metropolis of Charlottetown repairs a close-by water predominant leak.
The junior excessive was issued a boil order by the provincial chief public well being officer on Thursday after a leak on North River Street led to a loss in water strain on the college, making a low danger for contamination.
“In consequence, water used for consuming or meals preparation should be boiled at a rolling boil for two minutes earlier than use,” stated Matt MacLeod, senior communications officer with the P.E.I. Public Colleges Department in an electronic mail to SaltWire.
Bottled water is readily available for college students and a full checklist of precautions was offered to administrative employees and meals handlers.
As well as, whereas the water stays secure for hand washing, the varsity board recommends utilizing alcohol-based hand sanitizer after washing.
Water samples from inside the varsity had been collected on Oct. 12 and precautions can be lifted as soon as clear outcomes are returned.
Some other residents within the space experiencing disruptions as a result of water predominant leak are suggested to flush out any taps as soon as service is restored.