It may have taken months, but the Regional District of Central Kootenay has downgraded the Boil Water Notice for the Woodbury Village Water System to a Water Quality Advisory.
In a media release the RDCK said, “repeated test results have indicated that the water quality has improved and is free of any presence of Coliform Bacteria.
“Temporary chlorination and ultraviolet treatment will continue for the Woodbury Village Water System.”
RDCK issued a Boil Water Notice for users on June 9, 2017, for the Woodbury Village Water System due to test results indicating the presence of Coliform Bacteria resulting in poor water quality.
The RDCK said, although would health risks with a Water Quality Advisory are considered low, staff recommends that children, the elderly, people with weakened immune systems and anyone seeking additional protection drink boiled water or a safe alternative until further notice.
"For these at-risk populations, water intended for drinking, washing fruits or vegetables, making beverages or ice, or brushing teeth should be boiled for one minute," the RDCK said.
"This advisory differs from a Boil Water Notice in which all customers need to boil their water."
Owners of all public facilities are required to post Water Quality Advisories at all sinks or drinking water fountains accessible to the public. Alternatively, public fountains and taps may be turned off.
As opportunities arise, they should also advise their clientele verbally of the Water Quality Advisory.
The RDCK appreciates water users’ cooperation and patience during this matter.
For more information and frequently asked questions about water quality contact RDCK Water Services at 250-352-8171 or visit RDCK website.