Boil Water Notice for Armstrong and Spallumcheen
There is a boil water advisory in Spallumcheen and the City of Armstrong, due to increased coliform counts. Residents on the Hankey/Pleasant Valley/Round Prairie Water Systems have been notified to boil their water before using.
The City of Armstrong and Interior Health recommend that customers drink boiled water or a safe alternative until further notice. Water intended for drinking, washing fruits and vegetables, making beverages or ice, or brushing teeth should be held at a rolling boil for one minute.
The City of Armstrong is currently being supplied with water from groundwater wells. This supply has a high manganese content that diminishes the disinfection effect of chlorine.
The Fortune Creek supply currently has a high turbidity reading and is not a suitable water supply at this time.
The City of Armstrong is taking additional steps to reduce risk. Interior Health has been fully involved, and the public will be notified when conditions change or water quality has improved.
For more information, contact the City of Armstrong at 250-546-3023 or view the website at www.cityofarmstrong.bc.ca.