Boil Water Advisory IssuedJanuary 12, 2023
Boil Water Advisory LiftedJanuary 16, 2023
Water Conservation Notice
Date: Thursday, January 12, 2023
Area affected: Moose Factory Island
The water pressure is scheduled to be decreased on:
Thursday, January 12 from 7:00 P.M. to 6:00 A.M.
It is extremely important to conserve water at this time.
During normal conditions (i.e.: no leaks, no taps left running, etc.) the water treatment plant runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week to keep the reservoirs full. The plant is running at maximum capacity and rarely shuts down.
Factors to consider for the safety of Moose Factory residents:
- A loss of storage water will mean an island‐wide Boil Water Advisory
- Every community member MUST consider that this water is also used for firefighting.Without sufficient storage, the safety of the entire community is at risk
- Running the water plant at full capacity is risky, as it allows for zero down time for repairs, maintenance, or failed equipment. Every plant requires maintenance, and operators require time to perform it in order to ensure the production of clean, safe water
Since early to mid‐December the flows leaving the plant are 2 to 3 times higher than normal. The plant simply cannot keep up to increased demands such as flooding rinks, continuous running taps, or excessive use of treated water. Decreasing the pressure in the evening and overnight is the only current method operators have to try and recoup the losses incurred during the day, and bring storage water up to safer levels. When flows leaving the plant are that high, the plant doesn’t make water during a decrease, just slows the water loss.
Without decreasing the flows in the evenings and overnight, the plant would be out of water within two to three days. The water demand needs to be reduced.
- For flooding rinks, please use the options offered by Public Works.
- Turn off all running taps, fix running toilets, and ensure outside taps are turned off. Use heat trace and insulation in the crawlspace.
If you suspect a leak or detect a water leak, please call either:
Moose Factory Water Treatment Plant: 705 658 2034 or
Moose Cree First Nation Public Works: 705 658 4200
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this may cause
Ontario Clean Water Agency