Chlorine Leak Results in City-wide Boil Water Advisory

Written by on August 13, 2015

Statement from the City of Corner Brook regarding this morning’s chlorine leak:

The City of Corner Brook wishes to advise residents that the water treatment plant has temporarily been taken off line as of 6 a.m. on Thursday, August 13, 2015 due to a chlorine leak. A precautionary Boil Water Advisory is in effect due to the possibility that some water with low chlorine did enter the distribution system.   In the interim,staff have switched over to the former system which we have maintained as a back‐up system in case of emergencies such as this.

Due to the time required for testing to confirm water quality in the system, the boil water advisory is expected to remain in effect until further notice. A notice will be issued when the precautionary boil water advisory has been lifted.  Staff are still investigating the cause of the leak in an effort to complete repairs and bring the plant back on line as quickly as possible.

We want to extend our thanks to the all the responders to this incident including the Grand Falls Windsor volunteer Fire Department’s HAZMAT team, our water treatment plant operators, employees with our water and sewer division and engineering department, the provincial department of  Works, Services and Transportation and the Corner Brook Fire Department for their quick response. Our city engineers are currently working with engineers from the plant’s contractor, Pomerleau, to isolate the problem.

City forces are expending every effort to get the plant back in operation.  City officials are also in consultation with representatives of the provincial Department of Environment and will advise the public when the plant is back in operation. The City asks the public for their patience and understanding

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