Boil Water Advisory: Wilderness Mountain (East Sooke)

Apr 20, 2021 (updated Sep 15, 2021, 10:09am)

This advisory remains in effect. Residents should continue to boil their water until further notice.

The CRD in consultation with Island Health issued a Boil Water Advisory for the Wilderness Mountain Water Service Area on April 20, 2021. The Wilderness Mountain Water System provides drinking water to 73 residential lots located near the top of Mount Matheson in East Sooke (refer to attached map).

The treated water turbidity is elevated as a result of high turbidity water originating from the surface water source, Wilfred Reservoir. 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 Wilderness Mountain 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 >>