Update: September 9, 2023
The Boil Water Notices issued for the Sorrento and MacArthur Reedman Water Systems in response to concerns regarding wildfire impacts on the disinfection systems have been rescinded effective immediately.
Water samples from the system confirm that the water treatment systems are working properly and the water is safe to consume. As such, Interior Health has lifted the Boil Water Notice.
The CSRD thanks water system users for their patience and understanding.
Original Post: August 26, 2023
Users of the Sorrento and MacArthur Reedman Water Systems in Electoral Area G are advised that a BOIL WATER NOTICE has been placed on the systems effective immediately.
Due to the wildfire and potential disruptions to disinfection systems, this BOIL WATER NOTICE will be in place until further notice.
The CSRD and Interior Health advise that until further notice, all users of the water system are warned to:
- Boil their water at a rapid boil for at least one minute;
- or add two (2) drops of fresh household bleach per litre of water;
- or Use an approved alternative source of potable water (bottled water).
These directions apply to all water used for drinking, food preparation (including ice and produce) and dental hygiene.
The CSRD will inform users once the BOIL WATER NOTICE has been removed.
For more information, contact the CSRD Utilities Department at 1-888-248-2773 or Interior Health at 250-851-7340.