Boil water notice lifted, water quality advisory in place

Potable water supply to be removed from rec centre November.

  • Fri Oct 26th, 2012 7:00pm
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Sicamous’ Boil Water Notice has been lifted.

With turbidity levels nearing the zero mark (averaging 3 and 1.5 NTU), the District of Sicamous lifted the boil notice Thursday, Oct. 25, downgrading the warning to a water quality advisory. This is the first since the June 23 debris flow, and the flooding that followed, that Sicamous’ water quality (excluding Two Mile) has had turbidity levels consistently low enough for a water quality advisory. With that, however, there are still caveats. Residents with weakened immune systems, those under 12 or over 65 years of age, people with chronic illness or anyone wishing additional protection are encouraged to boil their water for one minute prior to consumption.

The potable water supply currently at the recreation centre will be removed as of Friday, Nov. 2.