Boil Water Advisory - Wilderness Mountain (East Sooke)

Oct 26, 2021

Residents in the impacted area should BOIL their drinking water until further notice.

The CRD in consultation with Island Health has issued a Boil Water Advisory for the Wilderness Mountain Water Service Area located near the top of Mount Matheson in East Sooke. Residents in the impacted area should BOIL their drinking water until further notice.

Water quality may have been compromised as a result of high turbidity water originating from the surface water source, Wilfred Reservoir. As a precaution, the Boil Water Advisory will be in effect until flushing and water samples indicate the water quality no longer poses a risk to public health.

The Boil Water Advisory will be removed when Island Health is satisfied that the drinking water does not pose a health concern and issues an ‘ALL CLEAR’ notice, at which time the impacted customers will be notified. During the Boil Water Advisory, household tap water may be disinfected by boiling it vigorously for one minute.

For updates regarding this advisory, please visit www.crd.bc.ca/alerts and follow us on Twitter @crd_bc 

For more information on boil water advisories, please visit www.islandhealth.ca/boilwater.