WINNIPEG — With the boil-water advisory remaining in effect until at least Thursday, Siloam Mission has received a large bottled water donation.
Red River Co-op delivered two pallets of 144 cases of water each this morning — a total of 3,456 500ml bottles.
“Due to the generosity of the Red River and Federated Coops, as well as others who have already donated water, we are able to continue service to our community without any interruption,” the homeless shelter said in a release.
WINNIPEG — The most recent tests done on Winnipeg’s water supply came back clean Wednesday, but the city’s 700,000 residents remained under a boil-water advisory while the results were verified.
Mayor Brian Bowman said it could be Thursday afternoon before yet another round of tests was completed and people would be able to safely drink the water without boiling it first.
“I’m pleased to advise that the testing we’ve conducted in the last 24 hours has come back negative, which means, according to our experts … (the original samples) are false positives,” Bowman said at an update.
Under provincial guidelines, a boil-water advisory cannot be lifted until two consecutive retests come back clean.
TORONTO — Winnipeg, a city of about 700,000, remained under a boil-water advisory Wednesday after routine sampling turned up some potentially harmful bacteria in the municipal water supply, namely the presence of E. coli and cloriform at extremely low levels. No illnesses have been reported and more tests could show the original test results to be false positive. But why, in any case, does a test indicating a few bacteria trigger such an immediate and wide-scale response, a call for hundreds of thousands of people to boil their water before drinking it? Here are some facts about Escherichia coli, called E. coli for short.