Comox Valley boil water advisory lifted
Severe rainfall caused turbidity levels to rise
UPDATE Jan. 4, 2019: The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) and Island Health have lifted the boil water notice for all users of the Comox Valley water system, effective immediately.
Residents in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island are being asked to boil their drinking water, effective immediately.
Heavy rainfall has caused turbidity levels at a back-up pump station to rise above acceptable levels, according to the Comox Valley Regional District.
The district, along with Island Health, issued the warning.
The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD), in conjunction with Island Health, has issued a boil water notice for the Comox Valley water system, effective immediately. <a href="https://t.co/0ly5reImnD">https://t.co/0ly5reImnD</a>—@comoxvalleyrd
Residents are being instructed to bring their drinking water to a rolling boil for at least one minute.
Areas affected by the advisory are:
- City of Courtenay.
- Town of Comox.
- Comox Valley.
The boil water advisory also applies to the Greaves Crescent and England Road areas.
This is the first boil water advisory for residents of the Comox Valley, since temporary UV treatment was installed at an existing chlorination facility in January 2018.
In a statement, the district said the new treatment is not a permanent solution, and that a new system is required to address water supply issues in the long-term.