Regional government is reissuing a water quality advisory on the Riondel system due to bacteria in the water.
The RDCK warns residents that recent sampling shows results indicating the presence of small levels of total coliforms.
“While health risks are now considered low, the RDCK and Interior Health recommend that children, the elderly, people with weakened immune systems, and anyone seeking additional protection drink boiled water or a safe alternative until further notice,” said Jason McDiarmid, utility services manager.
For those at risk, water must be boiled for one minute.
The RDCK advises owners of public facilities to post a water quality advisory at all sinks or drinking fountains or turn them off. They must also advise their clientele verbally of the water advisory.
The RDCK continues to take additional measures to reduce risk. Interior Health has been fully involved, and the public will be notified when conditions change or water quality had improved further, said McDiarmid.
“We appreciate water users’ cooperation and patience as we continue to monitor this situation and serve our residents’ needs,” he said.
Riondel residents are familiar with water quality advisories with several being issued in the past six months.