Monday, August 17, 2020

It's back to the High Boil for some Prince Rupert Residents as City issues Water Advisory

It's a case of deja vu for resident of Prince Rupert, after a heavy rainfall over the weekend the City of Prince Rupert has issued a Water Quality Advisory owing to high turbidity levels detected in the city's drinking water supply.

The advisory was issued Monday afternoon, with a notice included from Northern Health that recommends that children, pregnant women, the elderly and persons with weakened immune systems drink boiled water at this time.

It is advised that the water be boiled for at least one minute, cooled and put in a food grade storage container for household uses such as drinking, washing fruits and vegetables, making beverages or ice, brushing teeth.

As the notice observes there is currently no evidence of increased risk to water users, and additional testing is being conducted to continually monitor water quality and adjust recommendations accordingly. 

The advisory will remain in effect until another public notice, amendment or rescindment is directed by the Drinking Water Officer at Northern Health Authority.

Over the weekend the city issued an advisory about the impact that the heavy rain was having on the water delivery to the city's taps.

The City last had a major Boil Order Notice in place during the winter of 2018/19 with a forty three day notice in place at the time.

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For more notes from City Hall see our archive page here.

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