Boil water advisory issued for users of Comox Valley water system
Intense rainfall has pushed turbidity to unsafe levels
"High turbidity can interfere with the chlorination process used to disinfect the drinking water," said regional officials in a release about both Comox Lake and the Puntledge River.
All users of the Comox Valley water system are instructed to boil their drinking water for one minute at a rolling boil.
Areas affected by the boil water notice are:
- City of Courtenay.
- Town of Comox.
- Comox Valley.
- Greaves Crescent.
- England Road water local service areas.
The boil water notice does not affect residents in the Village of Cumberland, Royston, Sandwick water system users, or those connected to the Black Creek-Oyster Bay water supply system.
Regional officials have not said how long the advisory will remain in place.
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