With successful potability tests being carried out this week, the boil water advisory has been rescinded. Thank you for being patient while we verified the safety of our water supply.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any further concerns or comments you can contact David Fowler, Health inspector Fraser Health email@example.com
This notice is being sent to you by Hemlock Valley Utilities.
Date distributed: Sept 24th – 2020
BC Hydro would like to advise residents of a planned outage taking place Tuesday September 15, 2020 from 10am-4pm. They are replacing a power pole on their line.
There is a planned power outage scheduled for Sept 10, 2020 from 10am – 4pm for new home installations.
Please note there will be a temporary planned power outage Tuesday July 21, 2020 between 1 and 3pm. Out @ 1:01pm Restored @ 2:22pm
Power is out from Morris Valley rd to Hemlock Valley since 8:03am. BC hydro is responding to the tree down and has posted an estimated time of 2:30pm.
Please see BC Hydro’s website for further updates.
The current outage originating at 9:21pm is due to a tree on the lines on hemlock valley road. Bc Hydro has a crew assigned but no ETR currently. No significant damage has occurred so we are expecting a quick repair when BC Hydro’s crew arrives.
Visit: BC Hydro Outage Map – Kent For updated arrival and restoration times.
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.
There will be a short power outage today, October 28th between 11am and 4pm to address safety concerns found on the last power outage. We will try to restore power as quickly as possible.