Do Not Drink Water Advisory issued for area of Milton

Do Not Drink Water Advisory issued for area of Milton

Release Date: Dec 8, 2017

Halton Region’s Associate Medical Officer of Health has issued a Do Not Drink Advisory for approximately 150 homes and businesses located in the Town of Milton. As a result of a recent significant watermain break the Advisory has been issued as a precaution until test results can determine if contamination has occurred. The situation is being closely monitored to correct the problem. Further details will be communicated to affected homes and businesses as soon as they are available.

Boiling the water will not make it safe to drink.

The impacted areas of Milton under the Do Not Drink Advisory include:

  • Steeles Avenue West from Bronte Street North west to 3230 Steeles Avenue West
  • Peru Road from Steeles Avenue north to No.3 Side Road
  • 3 Side Road from Peru Road to Tremaine Road
  • All of Milton Heights Crescent
  • Tremaine Road from the 401 south to 75 Tremaine Road
  • The Montessori Country School in Milton, 8560 Tremaine Road and
  • The Milton Banquet & Conference Centre, 3090 Steeles Avenue West

Until the Do Not Drink Advisory is lifted, the Associate Medical Officer of Health strongly urges residents in these areas to not drink their water.

Do not use your tap water to:

  • drink, gargle, brush teeth or rinse dentures;
  • prepare food: hot/cold beverages, ice cubes, and baby food or formula;
  • wash fruits, vegetables and other food; or
  • wash dishes

Use bottled water from an approved source as an alternative to tap water. If you need drinking water, please call 311 and Halton staff will deliver it to your residence.

Bathing, washing and other household use for healthy individuals:

  • Adults, teens and other children may shower, bathe, or wash using tap water, but should avoid swallowing the water. Toddlers and infants can be given sponge-baths instead of tub baths or showers.
  • Hand washing and laundry can be done using tap water.

The Do Not Drink Advisory is in effect until further notice. It will be lifted once the safety of the water has been confirmed. Residents will be notified when the water is safe.

For more information, please visit halton.ca or call 311, 905-825-6000, or toll free 1-866-442-5866.

The Regional Municipality of Halton serves more than 500,000 residents in the City of Burlington, the Town of Halton Hills, the Town of Milton, and the Town of Oakville. Halton Region is committed to meeting the needs of its residents through the delivery of cost-effective, quality programs and services, including water and wastewater; Regional roads and planning; emergency medical services; waste management; public health; Ontario Works (formerly social assistance); children’s and seniors’ services; social/non-profit housing; heritage programs; emergency management and economic development. For more information, call 311 or visit Halton Region’s website at halton.ca.

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Media Contact:
Rachel Gardner
Communications Specialist
Policy Integration & Communications
Halton Region
905-825-6000, ext. 7968
Cell: 905-464-8146
1-866-442-5866
rachel.gardner@halton.ca