Update: 9 AM, February 13, 2020
The Boil Water Notice for the Cedar Heights Water System issued on February 5, 2020 has been rescinded.
Water samples which were taken on February 5 and February 11 have come back with satisfactory results and Interior Health has confirmed the Boil Water Notice can be lifted for all users of the system.
The CSRD thanks residents for their patience.
Original post: February 5, 2020
Users of the Cedar Heights Water System are advised that a Boil Water Notice has been placed on the system effective February 5, 2020.
Recent water quality tests have identified a high bacterial count in the water system's supply.
As required by Interior Health, a Boil Water Notice has been issued for users of the water system until water samples can be tested by Interior Health and results returned to the CSRD.
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 through this website and on our social media platforms 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.