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Boil Water Notice lifted for Woodbury Water Users

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
October 4th, 2016

The Regional District of Central Kootenay said in a media release Tuesday that users on the Woodbury Water System are no longer subject to a Boil Water Notice, instead dropping to a Water Quality Advisory.

“Repeated test results over the past few weeks have indicated that the water quality has improved and is free of any presence of Coliform Bacteria,” said the RDCK media release.

The RDCK issued the Boil Water Notice on September 14, 2016 for users on the Woodbury water system due to test results indicating the presence of Coliform Bacteria resulting in POOR water quality.

“While health risks are considered low, the RDCK 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,” the media release said.

“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. This advisory differs from a Boil Water Notice in which all customers need to boil their water.

The RDCK said owners of all 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 may be turned off). As opportunities arise, they must also advise their clientele verbally of the Water Quality Advisory.

“We appreciate your cooperation and patience during this time,” the RDCK release said.

Questions can be answered by contacting Jason McDiarmid
Manager of Utility Services at 250-352-8169 of visiting the RDCK website.

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