Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory issued in Gull Lake

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Planned maintenance work to the Town of Gull Lake's water supply system will require a Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory to be issued in Gull Lake later today.

The Water Security Agency has announced the advisory will take effect at 1 p.m. this afternoon.

Gull Lake residents are being advised to boil all water used for drinking purposes, for at least one minute, at a rolling boil, prior to usage.

A full list of precautionary measures includes:

- Boil water to be used for other activities where it may be ingested, including:

1) brushing teeth or soaking false teeth;

2) washing fruits and vegetables;

3) food or drink which will not be subsequently heated; and

4) ice cubes;

- Do not drink from any public drinking fountains supplied with water from the public water supply;

- Under most circumstances, no need to boil water used for other household purposes, such as laundry. Adults, adolescents and older children may shower, bathe or wash using tap water but should avoid swallowing the water. Dishes may be disinfected by washing in dishwashing machines that have a dry cycle or a final rinse that exceeds 450 Celsius for 20 minutes, 500 Celsius for five minutes, or 720 Celsius for one minute.

- Ensure that younger children and infants are sponge bathed;

- Use an alternative water source known to be safe, if they do not wish to boil the water; and

- Consult with your physician if you have cuts or rashes that are severe before using the water.

Organizations: Water Security Agency, Town of Gull Lake

Geographic location: Gull Lake

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