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