Friday, December 12, 2014

NANAIMO BOIL WATER ADVISORY STILL IN EFFECT

Test results won't be known  until late Saturday afternoon

(Distributed at 10:45 a.m. Friday, December 12) - Residents of Nanaimo are notified that the Boil Water Advisory for users of the City's drinking water system issued Thursday December 11 remains in effect.  As a precaution, water users should boil their drinking water for one minute at a rolling boil.  The public will be informed as soon as the turbidity issues are resolved and the advisory is lifted.

The source of the City's water has cleared up since the rains stopped on Thursday evening.  Turbidity within the water system is also diminishing, with most values less than 3 NTU.  As of Friday morning, City Operations staff are sampling several sites around the City for bacteria.  The samples will be flown to a lab, and results should be known late afternoon Saturday, December 13.  This is the earliest possible time that the City may be able to lift the boil advisory.

For more information, please refer to the City of Nanaimo’s web page (www.nanaimo.ca), listen to the Wave radio at 102.3 FM or follow the City's Twitter account.  Alternatively, members of the public wishing to speak to City staff should call the Public Works Information Line at 250-758-5222.

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