Boil-water advisory lifted in Barwick

The boil-water advisory imposed on the village of Barwick last week was lifted Monday by the Northwestern Health Unit.
Chapple clerk Doris Dyson said Tuesday that the order was rescinded after two-consecutive daily samples came back clean.
The advisory was imposed after a weekly sample came back positive for fecal coliform and total coliform.
Dyson said the source of the contamination was never actually determined, but it is believed it was a contaminated tap.
This, she said, is something that can easily happen and could be caused by something as simple as laying a cloth that has been used to wipe a counter over a tap.
“That’s all it takes,” remarked Dyson. “It can happen so easily.”
(Fort Frances Daily Bulletin)