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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Town of Renfrew Drinking Water System

Posted On: Monday, July 25, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Town of Renfrew Drinking Water System
Town of Renfrew Drinking Water System - July 25, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Town of Renfrew Drinking Water System - July 25, 2022 - 1:00pm 

MEMO:

The Town and the Ontario Clean Water Agency have been managing the presence of manganese in the Raw and Treated water which originates from the Bonnechere River water source.  Although manganese does not create a health concern it does create challenges with colour in the treated water and distribution system.

The colour related aesthetic objective for manganese in drinking water is 0.05 mg/L and the Town of Renfrew is experiencing levels at 0.121 mg/L.  Manganese is occasionally present in the Bonnechere River during summer months when temperatures are high and precipitation is minimal.

Water Plant staff are monitoring levels and exploring treatment options.

The water is rigorously tested for all health related parameters and meets all regulatory requirements imposed by the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks. 

We understand the colour can be an inconvenience to residents; however, please know we are making best efforts at the water treatment plant to minimize the impact the manganese has on the water distribution system.

For further information, please contact:

Department of Development and Works

613-432-8166



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