According to the most recent press release from the city of St. John, “For all users of the Saint John Water municipal water system who are east of the Reversing Falls Bridge, there has been an increase in the turbidity level of the drinking water as a result of the heavy rains and winds experienced. Saint John Water has a continuous measurement system for monitoring turbidity (or cloudiness). Cloudy water or turbid water is created when fine particles like sediment or organic matter wind up or get stirred up in the watersheds through heavy rainfall and/or high wind events.”
What is a boil water alert?
A boil water alert or boil water order is a public health advisory or directive given by government or heath authorities to the public when drinking water is, or could be,contaminated and is not safe to drink.
Please adhere to the City’s recommendation for water use and contact us with questions regarding this alert or any water concerns.