Residents in the Comox Valley are being advised to boil their water.
The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) and Island Health have issued a joint boil water notice for the majority of the region due to increased turbidity levels in both Comox Lake and Puntledge River as a result of “intense” snow and rainfall.
The advisory applies to residents living in the City of Courtenay, the Town of Comox as well as the Comox Valley, Arden, Marsden/Camco, Greaves Crescent, and England Road water local service areas.
“All users of the Comox Valley water system are instructed to boil their drinking water for one minute at a rolling boil,” the Comox Valley Regional District said in a statement.
However, the advisory does not apply to residents living in the Village of Cumberland, Royston or those connected to the Black Creek-Oyster Bay water supply system
The district says high turbidity can interfere with the chlorination process used to disinfect the drinking water.
Approximately 45,000 residents served by the Comox Valley water system.