Water

Boil water advisory issued

A boil water advisory has been issued for the Wilderness Mountain Water System

A boil water advisory has been issued for the Wilderness Mountain Water System in a small area of East Sooke.

The boil water advisory is only for residents on the Wilderness Mountain System (about 80 homes) and not everyone in East Sooke, the Capital Regional District said in an email.

Water samples indicate a presence of total coliform bacteria in the drinking water due to current high turbidity conditions in the water source, Wilfred Reservoir, and could pose a risk to public health.

Some East Sooke water users should boil their water for at least one minute before using it for domestic purposes (e.g. drinking, cooking, brushing teeth). It is still safe to wash clothes and bathe in water without boiling it.

This boil water advisory is in place until further notice.

For information updates regarding this advisory, please visit the CRD website.

For more information on boil water advisories click here.