UPDATE: Boil order issued for parts of Woodstock

by | Feb 17, 2024

Ward 4 residents asked to conserve water

The New Brunswick Department of Health issued a boil order, effective immediately, for a large section of Woodstock’s residential and business district. 

Additionally, the town asked Woodstock’s Ward 4 residents to conserve water until at least 5 p.m. in an effort to refill water tanks. 

The town announced the boil order on Friday, Feb. 16, which included a map of the affected streets in Ward 4, the former town. 

The Boil Order announcement followed the town’s advisory earlier in the day, announcing low water pressure or no water along the same streets. 

The town followed with the request to conserve water on Feb. 17. 

The notice from Woodstock’s Director of Utility, John Lyons, cited a water break as the source of the problem. 

The boil order includes Connell Street, from the golf course to Gallop Street, including all side streets between. It also included Main Street, between Cambridge and Neilson Streets. 

The boil order extends to all the streets between Connell and Main, including Connell Park Road and Deakin Drive and affects the AYR Motor Centre, Carleton Manor, Townsview School, Woodstock High School, Riverside Court and the RCMP station. 

The map accompanying the town advisory showed affected streets highlighted in yellow. The advisory noted the boil order includes Jones, Wright and Turners Streets.

The advisory included boil order directions as follows:   

— During a boil water advisory, it is important that all water destined for drinking, preparing infant formulas and juices, making ice cubes, washing fruits and vegetables, cooking and dental hygiene be held at a rolling boil for 1 minute.

— Water can be boiled in a pot or kettle on a stove, in an electric kettle without an automatic shut-off or in a microwave oven. If water is boiled in a microwave, it is advisable to include a wooden or plastic stir stick in the container to diffuse the formation of superheated water.

— Adults, adolescents and older children may shower, bathe or wash using tap water but should avoid swallowing the water. Toddlers and infants should be sponged bathed, and caregivers need to ensure no water is drunk or swallowed. Dishes and laundry may be washed in tap water, either by hand or by machine.

— It is not necessary to boil water used for other household purposes.

— Visit Webpage: What to do in a Water Break at link: Town of Woodstock – What to do in a Water Break

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