Monday, October 18, 2021

City of Prince Rupert downgrades Boil Water Notice to a Water Quality Advisory

The City of Prince Rupert has updated its notes on the current status of the water supply for Prince Rupert residents, noting a change from a Boil Water Notice to that of a Water Quality Advisory this afternoon.

As the Notice outlines: 

A Water Quality Advisory is a precautionary measure issued to residents considered most ‘at risk’. 

A Water Quality Advisory indicates a level of risk associated with consuming the drinking water, but the conditions do not warrant a boil water notice or do-not-use water notice. 

It is the lowest level notification, and is issued as a precautionary measure (particularly to those with compromised immune systems that they should take appropriate steps, such as boiling their water prior to consuming). 

The City Further notes the following. 

Owners of public facilities are requested to post Water Quality Advisories at all sinks or drinking water fountains accessible to the public, alternatively, public fountains and taps should be turned off). As opportunities arise they must also advise their clientele verbally of the Water Quality Advisory. 

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. 

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

The latest in what has been a number of Boil Water Notices over the last few years was put in place on September 21st following some extensive rain in the region.

You can review some of the notes related to the City's Water infrastructure from our archive page here.

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