Boil Water Notice lifted for Sorrento Water System

Monday, November 29, 2021

Update:

The Boil Water Notice issued for the Sorrento Water System has been rescinded effective today, Monday, November 29, 2021 at 1:30 PM.

Water samples from the system confirm bacteria levels are within acceptable levels and water from the system is safe to drink. As such, Interior Health has lifted the Boil Water Notice.

The CSRD thanks water system users for their patience and understanding.

 

Original Post - November 24, 2021

Users of the Sorrento Water System are advised that a precautionary BOIL WATER NOTICE has been placed on the system effective November 24, 2021. 

The notice has been issued due to higher than acceptable levels of bacteria in recent water samples.

Bacteria levels can be increased in surface water sources due to seasonal weather changes causing excessive surface runoff, flooding or lake turnover. 

As a result, a BOIL WATER NOTICE has been issued for users of the water system until further notice, as required by Interior Health.

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.

Additional water samples will be taken in the coming days. 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.