UPDATED: Water quality advisory for Castlegar lifted
The water distribution system has been completely flushed, chlorine residual levels have normalized. With direction from the Interior Health Authority the City of Castlegar is rescinding the October 8, 2015 Water Quality Advisory.
Due to a chlorination system malfunction, chlorine residual levels have dropped below recommended levels in the Castlegar Water System. The City is currently flushing the water system throughout town to restore chlorine levels. It is anticipated that recommended chlorine residual levels will be achieved at approximately 4pm Today Thursday October 8, 2015. People with undeveloped immune or severely weakened immune systems, infants and elderly may be at increased risk.
Due to the above concerns and as a precautionary measure, water users are advised to bring all water to a rolling boil for at least one minute and let it cool before using it or, use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth and food preparation until further notice. The City will advise the public when the Water Quality Advisory is removed.
THIS WATER QUALITY NOTICE IS EFFECTIVE from 8:00am October 8, 2015 and will be in EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
For Further Information please call Jesse Reel, Utilities Manager, City of Castlegar at
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD TO YOUR NEIGHBOURS
Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly. You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.