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AS of 3:34pm a high pressure water main in Sub 5 ruptured. Hemlock Valley Utilities was on site and worked till 11:20pm to shut off and isolate the area. We will be exposing and repairing the pipe first thing Friday July 19th.
We will update the community mid day to the expected time line for completion of the repair.
Thank you for your understanding.
With successful potability tests being carried out this week, the boil water advisory has been rescinded.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: June 28 – 2019
The Hemlock Valley Water System has had sufficient turbidity within the water system due to record setting heavy rain on Wednesday evening. This precautionary notice will remain in place for the long 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 Samuel Hicks at email@example.com
If you have any further concerns or comments you can contact David Fowler, Health inspector Fraser Health firstname.lastname@example.org
This notice is being sent to you by Hemlock Valley Utilities.
Date distributed: June 28th – 2019
There will be an interruption to water services between 10:00am and 4:00pm. This shutdown will affect subdivisions 1,2,4 and lower subdivision 3. Notices have been posted to the homes that will be affected. The lodge will be available for washrooms and water during this time.
There will be interruptions to Water services through subdivision 4 and 4 a due to a water leak. This includes Edelwiess, larkspur and laurel place. Water will be turned off between 10am and 5pm until the leak is resolved.
Thank you for your patience while we attend to this issue.