Precautionary Boil Water Advisory for Morrisburg

Morrisburg water tower – File photo

UPDATED AUGUST 17 – The boil water advisory is no longer in effect.

SOUTH DUNDAS – A precautionary boil water advisory is in effect for water users in Morrisburg. The municipality is advising all residents in the village to boil their tap water after a water pressure issue occurred Sunday evening (August 15) at around 9 P.M.

South Dundas CAO Shannon Geraghty told The Leader that the “status system” used to monitor the water pumps in Morrisburg shut down. The pump system was put in place in July after the Morrisburg water tower was taken offline due to a rehabilitation project.

“Crews went in and restarted the pumps last night manually, and a backup system from [provider] Capital Controls was put in this morning,” Geraghty said adding that municipal officials will be meeting with the contractor later today (August 16).

Water in Iroquois is unaffected by this advisory as that village’s water tower was recently recommissioned after an extensive rehabilitation. South Dundas is in the middle of a $2.2 million rehab project for its two water towers.

The advisory will remain in effect until results from water testing samples are returned, which Geraghty expects would be on Tuesday.

The Morrisburg splashpad has also been closed as a result of this advisory.

Users of the water system in Morrisburg should boil water for at least one minute before consumption, or use bottled water until the advisory is lifted. For handwashing, use tap water and soap, followed by an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. While the water is safe for bathing, young children should not take baths or showers as they are more likely to ingest water.

Since you’re here…

… Thanks for reading this article. Local news is important. We hope that you continue to support local news by reading The Leader, online and in print. Please consider subscribing to the print edition of the newspaper. Click here to subscribe today.