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Water Shut Off Notice and Precautionary Boil Water Advisory

by User Not Found | Aug 18, 2017

Water will be shut off on Monday, August 21, 2017 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Area affected: Shuswap Village and surrounding area

As a result of this water system shutdown, required for water main construction in Shuswap Village, Corix and the First Nations Health Authority are issuing a Precautionary Boil Water Advisory to the following section within the Kinbasket Water System.

Shuswap House Numbers with new civic addresses in brackets:

  • 100 (5027)
  • 150 (9598)
  • 102 (5023)
  • 165 (9516)
  • 105 (9604)
  • 170 (9512)
  • 110 (9612)
  • 180 (9510)
  • 115 (9673)
  • 185 (9528)
  • 120 (9673)
  • 186 (9582)

This Boil Water Notice is expected to be in place until Friday, August 25, 2017. Notification will be provided to users when the Boil Water Notice is lifted.  This precautionary advisory is being issued due to the risk of cross contamination when parts of the water system are turned off and depressurized, which means the safety of the drinking water supply cannot be ensured at this time. 

Effective Monday, August 21, 2017 at 9 a.m., all users in the affected areas of the Kinbasket community water system (listed above) are advised to bring to a rolling boil for at least one (1) minute all water to be used for the following purposes:

  • Drinking
  • Brushing teeth or soaking false teeth
  • Washing fruits and vegetables to be eaten raw
  • Eating or drinking a liquid (e.g. soup or tea) that will not be boiled for at least one (1) minute
  • Making ice cubes
  • Preparing baby food and infant formula
  • Bathing infants

Water used for other household purposes does not need to be boiled. Adults, adolescents, and older children may shower, bathe, or wash using tap water but should avoid swallowing the water. It is recommended to sponge bathe infants if using tap water. Add bleach to water used for dishes washed by hand. Tap water may be used for dishes washed by machine. Laundry may be washed in tap water, either by hand, or by machine.

This advisory will remain in effect until the water has been demonstrated safe to drink. 

If you have any questions, contact Corix Utilities at 250-341-6158. Thank you for your patience and understanding.