A boil water advisory has been issued for New Waterford and surrounding communities on the New Waterford water system. The advisory affects Scotchtown, River Ryan, Lingan and New Victoria – as well as New Waterford itself. All residents are being advised to boil any water used for consumption for at least one minute. Such activities would include drinking, brushing teeth, preparing baby formula or water used to wash fruits and vegetables. The advisory was issued based on a single water sample test that indicated quality concerns and will remain in effect until the utility can produce at lest two clear samples over a 48 hour period.