Residents living in the Town of Port McNeill are being urged to boil their water.
The Town of Port McNeill issued a boil water advisory for its water system on Aug. 11 after trace amounts of e-coli were detected during regular testing.
According to an Aug. 13 update posted on the town’s website, samples were taken on Aug. 12 and all of them came back clear, except for one from the Broughton Strait Campground which showed signs of “total coliforms” but no e-coli.
As a result, the Town of Port McNeill remains under a boil water advisory until further notice.
“Further samples will be required on Monday … with results anticipated in the afternoon of Tuesday,” the town said in its update.
Residents are instructed to boil water for at least one minute prior to using it for drinking, making ice, cooking, washing food, or brushing teeth if they do not have an alternate source of safe water.
For information about what to do during a boil water advisory, visit www.islandhealth.ca/boilwater. Residents can also call the Town of Port McNeill at 250-956-3111 for more information.
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