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UPDATE: Boil water advisory at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

Elevated bacteria counts may pose a health risk.
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Sleeping Giant Provincial Park (Facebook/Ontario Parks)

THUNDER BAY — Users of Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, east of Thunder Bay, are currently unable to use the park's drinking water without boiling it.

The park issued a Boil Water Advisory on the weekend, citing elevated bacterial counts which a social media post said may pose a risk to human health.

Users are advised to boil the water for one minute if used for drinking, food preparation or dental care.

The superintendent of the park could not be reached Monday for additional information.

TBNewswatch also reached out to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks.

A spokesperson said Tuesday morning that the boil water advisory was issued after park staff discovered a leak in a water line on July 16.

It's expected that the advisory will be lifted by Wednesday morning for most of the park, however a small section of the campground will need additional sampling, and may be under the advisory until early later this week or early next week.

Visitors to Sleeping Giant can check the Ontario Parks alerts page before they leave for their camping trip to find out if a boil water advisory is in effect.

NOTE:  This story has been updated to include additional information released Tuesday morning by Ontario Parks