Water shutdown taking place at Cape Breton Regional Hospital this weekend

SYDNEY, N.S. – A domestic water shutdown will take place on Saturday, Oct. 17 at Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney to complete required maintenance on the system.

The shutdown will begin at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17 and will last until 3 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 18. Following the shutdown, a precautionary boil water advisory will be in effect from 3 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 18 until 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 19.

While access to the hospital is not impacted, a number of measures have been put in place for the shutdown and boil water advisory. During the shutdown, a limited number of public washrooms will be available. Signage will be in place to indicate which washrooms are available. Additional signage will include directions for toilet flushing and handwashing. People are asked to not turn on water taps while the shutdown is underway.

During the boil water advisory, people will not be able to consume tap water. Bottled water will be available on units and in departments and can be used instead. Signage will be placed on water taps advising people not to use them.

A team will be on hand during the shutdown and boil order advisory to address any concerns. COVID-19 measures including visitor restrictions, social distancing, wearing a non-medical mask and good hand hygiene will also remain in place.

Nova Scotia Health appreciates your patience and cooperation while work is underway.


Provincial media line: 1-844-483-3344 or NSHAmedia@nshealth.ca

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