Update: August 16, 2019 at 1 PM
The water quality advisory for the water system at the Scotch Creek - Lee Creek Fire Hall and Community Hall has now been upgraded to a Boil Water Notice.
The advisory had been put in place due to unacceptable coliform bacteria levels. Interior Health has advised the CSRD on Friday, August 16 that, due to the recurring presence of total coliforms in the well water for the Scotch Creek - Lee Creek Fire Hall and Community Hall, the advisory needed to be upgraded to include all potential water users.
A Boil Water Notice means that all users of the system should bring the water to a rolling boil for at least one minute or use a safe, alternate source of water. This includes boiling the water before drinking, making ice, cooking, washing food or brushing teeth. Use a hand sanitizer after washing hands.
Please note: this Boil Water Notice is for the Scotch Creek - Lee Creek Fire Hall and Community Hall well water system only. It is not for the entire community.
Original notice, August 12, 2019
A water quality advisory has been issued for the water system for the Scotch Creek - Lee Creek Fire Hall and Community Hall due to unacceptable coliform levels.
This will remain in place until further notice. Users with weakened immune systems, or those wishing additional protection should take precautions when drinking, washing fruits & vegetables, making beverages or ice, or when brushing teeth.
Water users at the hall should bring water to a rapid boil for a least one minute, or use an alternate, safe source of water.
This advisory is for the well water drawn for the Scotch Creek - Lee Creek Fire Hall and Community Hall only.
The CSRD's Utilities Department will be working with Interior Health and engineers to determine the next steps for this well-water system.