Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Prince Rupert's Water Advisory lifted

City of Prince Rupert residents no longer have to
boil their water ... for now 

After over a month of boiling water, those Prince Rupert residents that a Boil Order advisory had been directed towards can put away their pots for now ... that after the City of Prince Rupert announced the lifting of the Water Advisory that was put in place on August 17th.

The original advisory was put in place after an extensive rain event churned up a large volume of turbidity to the city's water supply at Shawatlans Lake, with the city relaying an advisory from Northern Health at the time that recommended that children, pregnant women, the elderly and persons with weakened immune systems drink boiled water at the time.

Through the last thirty eight days, the updates were somewhat spotty from the City, with few results offered up as to the progress of the water testing. 

The water themes also did not resonate much with the city council members, who made no mention of the ongoing advisory at either their August or September council sessions.

As the city notes, the focus remains on the construction of a water treatment plant somewhere down the road, with no fixed date yet announced for when that will get underway.

For now however, the water is as clear as it will get apparently and you don't have to put it on the boil for now, at least until the next weather event of this coming fall arrives.

In an unrelated situation, some residents of 11th Avenue east are on a Boil Order notice, owing  to work on infrastructure in that area at the moment.

A look back at this most recent water advisory can be found from our archive page here.

The city's infrastructure program themes can be explored here.

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