Woodbury residents advisory downgraded, Riondel boil water concern ends
The Regional District Central Kootenay (RDCK) this week removed boil water advisories for both Riondel and Woodbury Creek water systems.
However, due to the presence of coli form bacteria in water samples Woodbury Creek has been downgraded to a Water Quality Advisory.
Residents in Riondel have been under the boil water advisory since June 7 when high turbidity forced the RDCK to issue the warning, but recent testing shows that the current water quality is good and within the Federal Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality.
North of Ainsworth, the RDCK issued the boil water advisory last week.
Currently children, the elderly, people with weakened immune systems and anyone seeking additional protection is urged to drink boiled water or a safe alternative by Interior Health and the RDCK.
For these at-risk populations, water intended for drinking, washing fruits and vegetables, making beverages or ice, or brushing teeth should be boiled for one minute.
Boiled water should then be refrigerated in a clean, covered container. Customers could also choose to use bottled or distilled water, or water that has been filtered through a well-maintained treatment device.
Owners of all public facilities are requested to post Water Quality Advisory signs at all sinks or drinking water fountains accessible to the public (alternatively, public fountains and taps may be turned off).
As opportunities arise, they must also advise their clientele verbally of the Water Quality Advisory.
For more information contact the RDCK at 250-352-6665 or check out our website at www.rdck.bc.ca.