It will be a sense of Deja Vu for Prince Rupert residents tonight's as the City of Prince Rupert brings back another BOIL WATER NOTICE for the entire community, announcing the measure at 5:30 on Tuesday.
The notice posted to the City of Prince Rupert Facebook Page notes of High Turbidity in the city's water supply that following the extensive rain event of Monday.
High turbidity levels have been detected in the drinking water supply. High turbidity (cloudiness) levels may occur in surface water sources due to seasonal weather changes causing excessive surface runoff, flooding, heavy rain events and spring melt.
A high turbidity level may impair the effectiveness of the disinfection treatment system. If disinfection is impaired, disease-causing microorganisms may escape into the water distribution system resulting in an increased risk of intestinal illness.