The Hastings Prince Edward Health Unit has lifted a week-long boil water advisory in Picton and Bloomfield.
In a press release issued on Thursday, the health unit stated all residents connected to the Picton/Bloomfield Drinking Water System can resume normal use of municipal drinking water without bringing it to a boil.
Prince Edward County has confirmed that water being produced by the Picton Drinking Water Plant and water presently in the Picton/Bloomfield Distribution System meets all Provincial Water Quality Standards.
The Picton Drinking Water Plant resumed normal operations and was reconnected to the Picton/Bloomfield Water Distribution System Wednesday evening. The County’s water hauling efforts ended shortly thereafter.
Water sampling will continue at a higher than normal frequency until it is confirmed that there is no longer a heightened risk of contamination.
The County has been advised that HPEPH will be lifting the notice to individuals drawing a private water supply from shore well systems on the Picton Bay. For the most current status of this notice, please visit www.hpepublichealth.ca, or call 613‑966-5500 ext. 677.
Earlier in the day, the Picton fire department lifted a County wide burn ban.
More coming as a live press conference is taking place at 12:30 p.m. Thursday.