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Boil order in Middle Musquodoboit could last until end of Tuesday, says Halifax Water

By Jacob Moore Apr 22, 2024 | 1:51 PM

The boil water order in Middle Musquodoboit could continue until the end of the day Tuesday, according to Jeff Myrick, spokesperson for Halifax Water.

The pipe was fixed Sunday morning, but it takes about 48 hours for water tests to show that the water is safe to drink, Myrick says.

“We’re working now, taking samples and providing information to the department of health to ensure that the water is safe to drink,” Myrick says.

“I suspect it will be end of the day tomorrow before we will be in a position to lift the boil water order.”

The water main broke on Saturday evening. Crews went to the area of 19 Higginsville Road to make the repair, says Myrick, and the pipe was fixed Sunday morning.

“There’s approximately 100 customers on that system, and so, by the time crews got there and dug up the pipe, a substantial amount of water had come out of the system,” says Myrick.

The pipe could have broken for multiple reasons but he says he doesn’t know exactly why.

Boil water order

Myrick says the boil order is a precautionary measure to ensure the safety and health of people on that water pipe system.

People may have discoloured water after the pipe was repaired, according to a news release from Halifax Water. If that happens, the utility says people should run cold water from one faucet until the water runs clear.

People should boil water for a least a minute before they:

  • drink
  • prepare infant formula
  • make ice cubes or juices
  • wash fruits or vegetables
  • cook
  • brush their teeth
  • any other form of consumption

Myrick thanks people for their patience as the boiler order is in place and says Halifax Water will notify people as soon as the order is lifted.