Boil Water Notice Sept 24, 2020

Boil Water Notices have been placed on homes throughout the village. Please make sure that renters and guests to your cabins are aware of the boil water notice. Please post it in a visible area inside rental suites.

BOIL WATER NOTICE

Warning: Boil or Otherwise Treat Your Water Before Using

Date Issued: Sept 24th – 2020

The Hemlock Valley Water System has had sufficient turbidity within the water system due to record setting heavy rain on Thursday morning. This precautionary notice will remain in place for the weekend until Hemlock Utility Services has received 2 consecutive safe samples. This will allow and remove any potentially harmful bacteria while the system can be flushed and settles over the next 5 days.

WHAT SHOULD I DO?

Do not Drink the water without Boiling First Or otherwise treating the water.
Boil water for 1 minute (rolling boil). Preferable use a Kettle so as to reduce the risk of burns. Let it COOL before using.
You can choose to use Bottled Water
Boiled or bottled water should be used for DRINKING, COOKING, BRUSHING TEETH, WASHING READY TO EAT FOODS & WASHING DISHES.
Store treated water in sanitary containers & keep refrigerated

OTHER METHODS OF TREATING YOUR WATER

Note: Brita Water Filters will NOT provide treatment for microbes

What Happened? What is being done?
We are working with the Fraser Health Authority to investigate/resolve this issue. We are currently monitoring the system hourly and assessing the quality and levels.

We will inform you when the problem has been corrected and tests show no bacteria and you no longer need to boil your water.

For more information, please contact Jesse Crawford at jcrawford@sasquatchmountain.ca

If you have any further concerns or comments you can contact David Fowler, Health inspector Fraser Health david.fowler@fraserhealth.ca

This notice is being sent to you by Hemlock Valley Utilities.
Date distributed: Sept 24th – 2020

Planned Power Outage Dec 5th 9:30-16:30

Planned Power Outage Dec 5th

Update: The maintenance planned is currently ahead of schedule and power will be restored by 13:00.

Hemlock Utility Services will be conducting a power outage on Thursday December 5 from 9:30am to 4:30pm to perform preventative maintenance. The outage will cover the whole village and updates will be made at approx. 12:00 on hemlockvalleyutilities.com as to the expected time to return power (ETR). For safety reasons please refrain from stopping by the worksite for updates.

Thank you for your patience as we prepare for the winter season ahead.