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Castlegar under precautionary water advisory May 29 - June 5

Flow testing on the city’s water distribution system will be taking place
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The City of Castlegar has issued a precautionary water advisory for May 29 - June 5. Photo: Contributed

The City of Castlegar is issuing a precautionary water advisory from May 29 to June 5 while flow testing on the city’s water distribution system is being done.

Due to the nature of the work, the precautionary measures are recommended by the Interior Health Authority.

The work is part of the city’s Water and Sewer Hydraulic Model Update project.

Precautionary Water Advisory

During a precautionary water advisory, Interior Health recommends the elderly, children, and anyone with compromised immunity use water brought to a rolling boil for at least one minute or find an alternative safe source of water for brushing teeth, making baby formula, preparing food, washing fruits and vegetables, making ice and beverages, and washing dishes.

More information on advisories is available at gov.bc.ca under water quality notifications.

What to expect May 29 - June 5

During the flow testing process, residents may experience low-pressure and discoloured water. Any discolouration is temporary and is not a health hazard, according to a May 17 statement from the city.

City staff collect and test water samples throughout the distribution system on a regular basis to ensure water is safe for consumption.

If you notice discolouration in your water, run your cold water taps until the water runs clear.

“We apologize for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your cooperation and understanding during this essential work,” reads the city’s statement. “Community safety and well-being remain our top priority.”

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