Erickson Water System Planned Water System Shutdowns Saturday, June 3rd and Boil Water Notice

Erickson Water System users are advised that water system shutdowns are planned for Saturday, June 3rd between the hours of 5:00 am and 5:00 pm, due to the tie-in of the new reservoir. Water service may be intermittent and or unavailable during those hours. The RDCK apologizes for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Residents are advised that the water supply will be drastically reduced on the day of the planned upgrades; therefore all residents should conserve water. WATER SHOULD BE USED FOR ESSENTIAL DOMESTIC PURPOSES ONLY.  Residents and agricultural managers should refrain from sprinkling lawns and from excessive water during this time. We encourage everyone in the Erickson Water System to help minimize disruption by taking the following actions:

  • reserve water in containers for personal use
  • plan to use water for irrigation purposes the day before the upgrades and conserve water the day of the upgrades

 Following the water shutdowns, the Erickson Water System water quality status will change from the current Water Quality Advisory to a Boil Water Notice for a number of days due to the risk of coliform entering the system during the tie-in. In order to remove the Boil Water Notice consecutive test results must indicate that there is no presence of coliform bacteria.

 The RDCK and Interior Health recommend that all customers drink boiled water or a safe alternative during that time and until further notice. Water intended for drinking, washing fruits and vegetables, making beverages or ice, or brushing teeth should be boiled for one minute. Boiled water should then be refrigerated in a clean, covered container. Customers could also choose to use bottled or distilled water, or water that has been filtered through a well-maintained treatment device. 

Owners of all public facilities must post a BOIL WATER NOTICE at all sinks or drinking water fountains accessible to the public (alternatively, public fountains and taps may be turned off). In addition, owners of all public facilities must provide a safe alternative to tap water (e.g. bottled water).As opportunities arise, they must also advise their clientele verbally of the BOIL WATER NOTICE.

For more information or to sign up to receive water service notifications by text or phone, please contact the RDCK Water Services Office at 250-428-2612 or 1-800-268-7325 ext. 8171.

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Media enquiries, please contact:

Jason McDiarmid

Manager of Utility Services

250-352-8169, 1-800-268-7325 (Office)

1-250-254-1685 (Erickson 24 hour emergency number)

 

The content on this page was last updated May 26 2017 at 3:42 PM