Water advisory issued

A Do Not Use Water notice has been issued for all residents of Canim Lake Estates.

This water notice was issued due to a contamination of the system, and all users of the Canim Lake water system are asked to stop using the water for drinking, cooking and bathing immediately, as a safety precaution.

The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) issued the advisory on Jan. 9, and should be considered by all persons using water from that system.

The advisory order does not affect private wells, as the contamination initiates from the Canim Lake reservoirs.

The CRD has contacted Interior Health Authority (IHA) to request their co-operation.

An IHA representative says testing has been requested, but is awaiting the arrival of appropriate test sample containers.

Meanwhile, an alternate water source is available at the Forest Grove Fire Hall, located at 4518 Canim-Hendrix Lake Road, where personal water jugs may be filled at the outside tap at the rear of the building.

This Do Not Use Water notice will remain in effect until the CRD drinking water officer advises the notice has been amended or may be rescinded, at which point another public notice will be issued.

For further information, contact the CRD’s environmental services department at 1-800-665-1636, or the IHA at 250-395-7676.

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