Ahousaht First Nation declared a local state of emergency earlier this week due to a low water reservoir level and water contamination. (Ahousaht Admin/Twitter).

Ahousaht First Nation declared a local state of emergency earlier this week due to a low water reservoir level and water contamination. (Ahousaht Admin/Twitter).

The Ahousaht First Nation is no longer under a local state of emergency due to water supply, the community announced Thursday.

According to the First Nation, the water quality and levels have been tested and are safe. The boil water advisory also ended as testing showed Total coliforms and E.Coli were

The local state of emergency was declared on Nov. 5 when its water reservoir was at 32 per cent capacity. The remote west coast community had been under a boil water advisory since Sunday due to an increase in water turbidity. The drop in reservoir levels was later determined to be multiple leaks.

Ahousaht’s elderly were transported to Tofino and barge from Cermaq was used to ship water in large storage tanks and jugs to Ahousaht.

Khalsa Aid Canada purchased water bottles and hand sanitizer to send to the island. The international charity usually provides aid during natural disasters and war zones, but has local teams.

With files from the Times Colonist and CBC.

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