FREDERICTON (GNB) – The water advisory has been lifted for users of the industrial park water system in Minto, including the W.G. Bishop Nursing Home and Queens North Community Health Centre.

On Dec. 23, 2019, public health officials had issued a precautionary advisory against consuming water from this system due to the tire fire at the TRACC facility in the Minto Industrial Park.

“At this time, there is no evidence of contamination of drinking water from the recent tire fire in Minto,” said Dr. Na-Koshie Lamptey, regional medical officer of health. “Enhanced monitoring plans to continue the assessment of any potential health risks from this incident are under development.”

Public health officials continue to work with the Department of Environment and Local Government, reviewing a shallow groundwater monitoring plan and a potable water monitoring plan that was recently submitted to the government.

These plans will establish a monitoring system that will inform officials of any movement of chemicals away from the site, before they reach any wells used for drinking water.