The accidental release of rust-coloured water from the McLean Mill log pond six weeks ago has been resolved.
Downstream neighbours on well-water were outraged by the release, but tests found the water was fine for irrigation and livestock, but cobalt levels exceeded drinking water standards.
In a media release from the city, area residents are advised to treat all drinking water that doesn’t come from a public water system.
Of the 279 sediment samples collected, 12 exceeded metal levels or found Chlorphenol and Dioxins and Furans.
The city has committed to conduct more sampling of the mill pond, and work closely with the province as they work to rebuild the dam.