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

Nov 13, 2020 (updated Jan 20, 2021, 8:51am)

As of January 20, this advisory remains in effect. Residents in the impacted area 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 due to elevated treated water turbidity. 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 November 13, 2020. 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. (refer to map below).

The service’s water supply comes from two sources – the Money Lake Reservoir and a groundwater spring. Recent intense precipitation events have resulted in fine sediment entering both of the raw water sources from the surrounding land. The CRD continues efforts to reduce the treated water turbidity with the filtration equipment at the water treatment plant. All process have been confirmed to be operating per design however the treated water turbidity remains above the acceptable limit of 1 Nephelometric Turbidity Units (NTU).

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. Read more >>