Saturday, July 30, 2022

BOIL WATER NOTICE issued in Prince Rupert, more details anticipated to follow this evening

Update: As of 8:30 pm, July 30th, the Boil Water Notice announced earlier this afternoon has now been downgraded to a Water Quality Advisory

No further information related to the situation was provided.

Full details to new measures here.

************** Original message from Saturday Afternoon ************

The City of Prince Rupert has issued A BOIL WATER NOTICE, putting the measure in place until Further Notice.

The message relayed through the City's Social Media feed and civic website does not outline any reasons for the the measure, though they note that the requirement is anticipated to be that of a short term requirement.

The usual guidance for residents when it comes to boiling water can be reviewed from the notice here or from the Advisory below

As part of the Saturday afternoon Notice, the City advises that an update on the situation will be provided later this evening.

Prince Rupert residents have seen a number of On and Off again advisories related to their water supply over the last few years.

The most recent one came back in February when Turbidity in the water was the issue. 

The list of advisories from 2021 can be reviewed here.

Prince Rupert Mayor Lee Brain spoke to the city's water issues and the work on infrastructure as part of his State of the City Presentation of June.

More notes on the progress of the water infrastructure themes can be found through our archive page here.

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