Lower Balfour on boil water notice starting July 9

Preventative measure during upgrading project

  • Jul. 6, 2018 10:00 a.m.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) will be issuing a Boil Water Notice starting on Monday, July 9, 2018 for users in Lower Balfour will be on Boil Water Notice starting Monday, July 9 due to planned water service interruptions

View on the RDCK website: http://www.rdck.ca/EN/meta/news/news-archives/2018-news-archive/lower-balfour-will-be-on-boil-water-notice-starting-monday-july-9-due-to-planned-water-service-.html

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) will be issuing a Boil Water Notice starting on Monday, July 9, 2018 for users in lower Balfour due to work being done for watermain tie-ins. The notice will be issued as a preventative measure, because of the potential for the backflow of contaminants to enter the water system due to pressure loss.

The Boil Water Notice will be in effect for all properties located in lower eastern part of Balfour, including: properties on Highway 3A east of Balfour Wharf Road, Balfour Wharf Road, Balfour Ferry Road and Busk Road area (including side roads Glady Road, Madeline Road, Robert Road, Charles Road, Westley Road, Queen’s Road, and Beach Street, Adams Street, and Meadow Street).

Watermain tie-ins are required to replace old and fragile infrastructure in portions of the water system as part of the upgrade project. The Boil Water Notice is being issued in conjunction with planned water service interruptions—July 9 for properties on Balfour Wharf Road, and July 10 and 11 for properties on Balfour Ferry Landing Road and in the Busk Road area.

The RDCK and Interior Health recommend that all customers drink boiled water or a safe alternative from July 9 until further notice. Water intended for drinking, washing fruits and vegetables, making beverages or ice, or brushing teeth should be boiled for one minute. Boiled water should then be refrigerated in a clean, covered container. Customers could also choose to use bottled or distilled water, or water that has been filtered through a well-maintained treatment device.

Owners of all public facilities must post a BOIL WATER NOTICE at all sinks or drinking water fountains accessible to the public (alternatively, public fountains and taps may be turned off). As opportunities arise, they must also advise their clientele verbally of the BOIL WATER NOTICE.

The RDCK is taking measures to reduce risk; additional testing will be completed and the public will be notified when water quality is confirmed safe for consumption. In order to remove the Boil Water Notice test results must indicate that there is no presence of coliform bacteria over a specified time period.

As we work with our contractors to improve the Balfour Water System, we thank Balfour water users for their patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. For more information contact the RDCK at 250-352-8171 or visit our website at www.rdck.ca/water.

Just Posted

Balfour Golf Course ends 81-year drought at Boyd Cup

Balfour edged Granite Pointe and Birchbank by just one stroke

Four election forums planned for Nelson

The series begins with Candi-dating on Oct. 4 at the Nelson Library

More burning prohibitions rescinded in southeast B.C.

Category 2 and 3 fires will be permitted in Southeast Fire Centre as of 1p.m. on Wednesday.

Two-woman crime spree comes to Nelson Library

Authors Rachel Greenaway and Judy Toews talk crime writing on Sept. 29

VIDEO: Monday Roundup

The Star’s weekly news roundup

B.C. home to 1/3 of Canada’s overdose deaths in first 3 months of the year

There were 1,036 overdose deaths in the first three months of the year, with 94 per cent accidental

B.C. candidate moves from hospice care to council race

He beat terminal cancer twice and entered hospice when he decided to run for council.

Canadian tobacco exec pushes back against vaping health concerns

A warning from Interior Health about the unknown health risks of vaping is getting a partial rebuke

Ministry of Agriculture commits $300,000 to help B.C. farmers obtain land

B.C. Land Matching Program supports access to affordable farmland for young farmers

Canadian air force short 275 pilots

Attrition outpaces recruitment and training claims Air Force

Teacher suspended after physically shushing, saying ‘shut up’ to student

Grade 5 student reported feeling ‘confused and a little scared’

A B.C. society helps to reforest Crown land after wildfires

Forest Enhancement Society of BC focuses on wildfire mitigation and the reforestation

B.C. marijuana workers may face U.S. border scrutiny

Cannabis still illegal federally south of the border

Most Read