The City of Kenora has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for some of the Lakeside area.

Due to a negative pressure event at the Titan Construction project the City says the safety of the drinking water cannot be guaranteed in the following locations: 

600,601,605,606,608,609,612,613,616,617,618,619,624,625,627,630,632,633,634,636,639,640,641,645,649,800, 806,810,812,816,820,822,830,834 7th Ave South
900 Golf Course Road
602 9th Street South
600,603,604,605,608,611,612,615,616,617,619,620,621,624,625,628,629,632,633,633.5,636,639,640,641,645, 649,801,805,807,811,813,815,815.5,817,819, 821,6th Ave South
611,614, 615 8th Street South
607,611,700,704,708,712,716 6th Street South

All water from taps should be boiled for at least one minute if it is used for human consumption. Boiling removes harmful bacteria in the water that may cause illness.

Once boiled the water can be stored in the refrigerator in a clean food-safe container and should be used for other activities where it may be ingested, including:

1. brushing teeth or soaking false teeth
2. washing fruits and vegetables
3. adding to uncooked food or drink
4. ice cubes

The advisory shall remain in effect until a notice of rescind is issued. For more information regarding this Advisory contact: Mike Derouard at (807)467-2000

For information regarding how to care for your family or continue running your business during a Boil Water Advisory, contact a Public Health Inspector at your local Northwestern Health Unit. For Kenora, at 807-468-3147 or 1-800-830-5978.