The Boil Water Advisory imposed on Friday was lifted early Sunday evening.
A statement from the City said “testing for water quality has determined that the water is now safe to drink.”
“We are confident that the untreated water has been flushed from the system,” Engineering and Development Services Director Mike Thomas said in the statement. “I would like to thank all City staff involved in responding to this incident. We look forward to working with Council and Interior Health to improve our response protocols.”
The Boil Water Advisory was ordered by Interior Health on Friday, June 5, after a coupling on a 16-inch water main at the Greeley Creek Water Treatment Plant broke at 4 am. That break permitted untreated water to flood the City water system.
While City crews responded swiftly and replaced the broken coupling, it took all weekend to ensure that freshly treated water had completely filled the system.
This couldn’t have come at better time; our portion of BC is entering s prolonged spell of hot, dry weather.
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