News release – from the District of Muskoka
The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) has lifted the Boil Water Advisory for water customers in the Town of Gravenhurst.
The water is safe to consume. The water does not need to be boiled before drinking. For more information, visit www.smdhu.org or call Health Connection Monday to Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm at 705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520, ext. 8811 to speak with a public health inspector. For instructions on what steps to take, please visit: https://www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/Promos/townofgravenhurstwater
“On behalf of District Council, I would like to offer my sincerest apology for the significant impacts and inconvenience that the Gravenhurst community experienced,” said District Chair John Klinck. “We understand the effects this has had on regular daily household routines. We also recognize the impacts on local business operations and the disruption to planned events and community recreation programs. Thank you to residents, businesses and community groups for coming together to support each other.
“We understand our community has many questions about what happened,” said Julie Stevens, District Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). “We are committed to examining all circumstances and procedures related to this emergency, as we do with all significant service outages. We will continue to provide updates to the community on all recommendations and actions that result from this review.”
The public response to this water emergency has been overwhelming. We want to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who took the time to share our official updates. Thank you to SMDHU and the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) for providing direction and resources. Thank you to those who volunteered their time, efforts and resources to make sure our community was supported during this emergency. Thank you.