A boil water advisory has been issued for a large section of Kenora following a water main break at a private residence.

All residences north of the Canadian Pacific Railway line are being advised to boil their water for at least one minute if they are consuming water from the City of Kenora Water Distribution System.

Boil Water Advisory Full Map.JPG A boil water advisory has been issued for residences living within the red box following a water main break. Photo: City of Kenora.

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 activities where it may be ingested, including brushing teeth or soaking false teeth, washing fruits and vegetables, adding to uncooked food or drink, and ice cubes.

The advisory shall remain in effect until a Notice of Rescind is issued.

Earlier in the day, the City of Kenora issued a news release after a water main was struck by a resident on private property which lead to a reduction in water pressure in the Rideout, Minto, and Pinecrest areas.