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Boil water, still not safe

A boil water notice is still in effect for the Falkland area. The notice was put in place August 2 due to a high bacterial count in the drinking water supply.

Recent tests still show a high bacterial count.

"Work is ongoing to flush the wells and test the system for safety. The CSRD apologizes to residents for any inconvenience this has caused. The Boil Water Notice will be in effect until further notice," stated Tracey Hughes from the Columbia Shuswap Regional District.

The CSRD and Interior Health advise that until further notice, all users of the water system are warned to:

  • boil their water at a rapid boil for at least one minute; or
  • add two (2) drops of fresh household bleach per litre of water; or
  • Use an approved alternative source of potable water (bottled water)
  • These directions apply to all water used for drinking, food preparation (including ice and produce) and dental hygiene

The CSRD will inform users once the boil water notice has been removed.



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