No water/boil-water order and traffic disruptions in Woodstock Monday

by | Nov 19, 2023

Planned upgrades to water services will mean no water for a time and rerouted traffic in the downtown

Residents and businesses in downtown Woodstock will see traffic rerouted most of the day, with the area having no water later on Monday, Nov. 20.

According to a notice released by the municipality, construction in the downtown area will start at 8 a.m. and continue into late evening. The areas affected are Connell Street from Main Street to Green Street, as well as King Street, Queen Street, Harvey Street, Wellington Street, Carleton Street, Emerald Street and Regent Street.

Those areas will lose water at approximately 5 p.m., with water service expected to be restored late that evening. Once the homes and businesses are reconnected, the area will be under a boil-water advisory.

The municipality notes that water may be temporarily discoloured following construction.

During a boil-water advisory, water for drinking, preparing infant formula, juice, ice cubes, washing fruits and vegetables, cooking, and dental hygiene should be brought to a rolling boil for one minute. While adults and older children can bathe, shower, or wash with tap water, infants and toddlers should be sponge-bathed to ensure no water is swallowed.

Once the boil-water advisory is lifted, the public will be notified. The town thanked people for their patience during the process. Stay tuned to the River Valley Sun’s website for updates on the boil-water advisory.

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