Contaminated water supply, low reservoir level leads to local state of emergency in Ahousaht
The Ahousaht First Nation has declared a local state of emergency due to a contaminated water supply and a low reservoir level in the remote west coast community.
Ahousaht has been under a boil water advisory for the last two days due to soil contaminants in the village’s water reservoir.
Ahousaht Chief Greg Louie said the reservoir is now at 32 per cent.
The local school is closed and the First Nation is preparing to evacuate their elderly and infirm to Tofino.
The causes of the contamination and the low reservoir level are under investigation.
#ahousaht under Boil Water Advisory after mystery soil contaminants entered village’s water resevoir early today or late last night @scottfraserndp @GordJohns @Catherine_RDGBC pic.twitter.com/ZjnvHYaOT9 — Ahousaht Admin (@AhousahtAdmin) November 5, 2018 With files from CBC