The removal of potable water and shower facilities from Winlaw Elementary School, provided to Slocan Valley residents after a jet fuel spill on July 26, will now take place two days after the previously announced date, after Executive Flight Centre representatives met with several affected residents on Sunday, Aug. 11.
“The special circumstances encountered today are related to some of the localized cleaning activities near certain residents’ river water intakes,” said Jonathan W. Lok, information officer, in a follow up email. “Providing these residents with continued support through the potable water and shower facilities provides them with a reliable option while they transition to reactivating their own water systems.”
Lok reiterated what was stated in a previous release, that all water tested was within the recognized standards as set forth in the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water, which lead to MoE and IHA’s decision to lift the bans.
The temporary water and shower facilities from the Winlaw Resiliency Centre will now be in place until Wednesday, August 14 and the service will be re-evaluated then.