Residents in the impacted area should BOIL their drinking water until further notice.
The Capital Regional District (CRD) in consultation with Island Health have issued a Boil Water Advisory for the Port Renfrew Water Service Area in the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area (refer to attached map). Residents in the impacted area should BOIL their drinking water until further notice.
Water quality may have been compromised as a result of flooding of the water system headworks due to the intense rain events on November 14 and 15, 2021. As a precaution, the Boil Water Advisory will be in effect until flushing and water samples indicate the water quality no longer poses a risk to public health.
The Boil Water Advisory will be removed when Island Health is satisfied that the drinking water does not pose a health concern and issues an ‘ALL CLEAR’ notice, at which time the impacted customers will be notified. During the Boil Water Advisory, household tap water may be disinfected by boiling it vigorously for one minute.
For updates regarding this advisory, please visit www.crd.bc.ca/alerts and follow the CRD on Twitter @crd_bc
For more information on boil water advisories, please visit www.islandhealth.ca/boilwater