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Water Quality Advisory - June 16

Jun 16, 2022

Corix Utilities would like to notify all CLE residents that the previous Boil Water Advisory, in place due to the recent watermain break, has been downgraded to a Water Quality Advisory. This Advisory remains in place due to higher-than-normal turbidity (water clarity) that continues to affect our source water.

Water Quality Advisories are issued when moderate variations in water quality occur—such as aesthetic changes in water clarity, colour, and taste—but the actual risk to human health remains low. Individuals at greater risk of gastrointestinal illness, however; should follow the Precautions below.

This Advisory will be rescinded, and residents notified, once water quality returns to normal. Please check back here for updates.

Precautions for At-Risk Individuals

While a Water Quality Advisory represents low risk for most people, the following individuals should take precautions.

    • Individuals with weakened immune systems or chronic illnesses
    • Infants and individuals under 12, and those over 65 years of age

Tap water used for the following purposes should be brought to a rolling boil for at least one (1) minute, then cooled as needed before use.

    • Drinking and ice cubes
    • Liquids or food (e.g. tea or soup) that will not be boiled for at least one (1) minute
    • Washing fruits and vegetables being eaten raw
    • Brushing teeth or cleaning dental and medical appliances
    • Preparing baby food and infant formula
    • Bathing infants

Water used for bathing shouldn’t be swallowed. Tap water may be used for dishes washed by machine, but add bleach if washing dishes by hand. Water used for other household purposes does not need to be boiled.

Public Facilities

In accordance with Interior Health Authority requirements, owners of all public facilities must post this Water Quality Advisory at all sinks or drinking water fountains accessible to the public. A copy of this notice can be printed here. Alternatively, public fountains and taps may be turned off.

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