Boil water notice issued in Lower Nicola
Boil water notice issued in Lower Nicola.
Residents using the Lower Nicola Waterworks Improvement District Water System have been issued a boil water advisory.
Residents should bring the water to a rolling boil for at least a minute before drinking it, making ice cubes, cooking, washing food, washing hands or brushing teeth.
This advisory also recommends using hand sanitizer after washing your hands.
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You’ll never guess who he is Lower Nicola Waterworks administrator Carla Beacon said the advisory, which was issued by the Interior Health Authority earlier today, is due to a bacteriological contamination caused by the recent flooding of Guichon Creek.
Leroy Wagner, chairman of the water board for the system, said he shut off a pump house and a tank from the system due to the rushing water breaking a waterline under Marshall Road.
Wagner said he’s not sure exactly where the contamination is coming from, believing he might have been able to shutdown flow to the pump house just before the line broke.
He said more testing will be done in the coming weeks.
“Most of the people on Corkle [Street] and Aberdeen [Road] and all the little side streets are on our water system.” The Lower Nicola Band issued a precautionary boil water notice for residents of the Rocky Pines subdivision in Lower Nicola a few days ago, which remains in place, as does an evacuation alert for the area.