Boil Water Advisory: Lyall Harbour Boot Cove Water Service (Saturna)

Aug 09, 2021 (updated Sep 08, 2021, 9:11am)

Residents of the Lyall Harbour Boot Cove Water System should continue to BOIL their drinking water until further notice.

The boil water advisory for the Lyall Harbour Boot Cove Water Service Area remains in effect. Following a period where the treated water turbidity was higher than health guidelines (i.e. greater than 1.0 NTU), more recent water distribution samples have contained Total Coliform bacteria indicating the treated water is not safe to drink without boiling. The Capital Regional District (CRD) in consultation with Island Health issued a Boil Water Advisory for the Lyall Harbour Boot Cove Water Service Area on August 9, 2021. The Lyall Harbour Boot Cove Water System provides drinking water to 153 residential lots located on the west side of Saturna Island in the Southern Gulf Islands Electoral Area. Read more >>

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

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 customers of the Lyall Harbour Boot Cove Water Service Area will be notified as soon as possible. During the Boil Water Advisory, household tap water may be disinfected by boiling it vigorously for 1 minute.

Link: Boil Water Advisory Information
Link: Lyall Habour Boot Cove Water Service Area Boundary Map