SUDBURY -- Public Health Sudbury & Districts has lifted the drinking water advisory for residents of the Town of Nairn Centre.

The health unit issued the advisory Feb. 1 because of mechanical issues that caused a temporary loss of pressure in the municipal water system.

The water has been tested to ensure its safety.

“The bacteriological quality of the water supply has been tested with no adverse results being reported,” Burgess Hawkins, a manager in the health protection division, said in a news release Thursday. “Residents in the affected areas may notice chlorine odours and discoloured water.”

Before using the water, residents should:

- Run cold water faucets for five minutes or until the water runs clear.

- Run drinking fountains for five minutes before using the water or until the water runs clear.

- Run water softeners through a regeneration cycle.

- Drain and refill hot water heaters.

- Large-volume users (for example, schools) may need to run cold water taps for a longer period of time on first use.

- To get rid of sediment, faucet screens should be removed, rinsed and put back in place.

For more information, call Public Health at 705-522-9200, ext. 464, toll-free 1-866-522-9200 or visit