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RESOLVED – Boil Water Advisory for Highland Water Service Area – Salt Spring Island – January 23, 2019

    Health & Wellness    January 23, 2019

RESOLVED: Boil Water Advisory: Highland Water Service Area (Salt Spring Island). The boil water advisory is discontinued for the Highland Water Service Area on Salt Spring Island. Water quality samples analysed on January 23, 2019 indicated potential for bacteria in the system and as a precaution a Boil Water Advisory was issued. System flushing and bacteriological sampling has been conducted since that date which has indicated the water is safe to drink. As a result, Island Health has issued an ‘ALL CLEAR’ notice.

Victoria, BC–- The Capital Regional District (CRD) in consultation with Island Health have issued a Boil Water Advisory for the Highland part of the Highland-Fernwood water service on Salt Spring Island (click here for map). Water quality samples analysed on January 23, 2019 indicate potential for bacteria in the system. As a precaution, the Boil Water Advisory will be in effect until flushing and resamples indicate the water quality no longer poses a risk to public health. Residents in the impacted area should BOIL their drinking water until further notice.

The Boil Water Advisory will be removed when Island Health is satisfied that the drinking water does not pose a health concern and issues an ‘ALL CLEAR’ notice, at which time the customers of the Highland Water Service Area will be notified as soon as possible. During the Boil Water Advisory, household tap water may be disinfected by boiling it vigorously for 1 minute.

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