Boil Water Notice rescinded for the Duhamel Water System

Nelson, BC: The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is pleased to announce that effective immediately, the Boil Water Notice issued for the Duhamel Creek Water System has been rescinded.  The system is located in the community of Duhamel on the north shore of the west arm of Kootenay Lake approximately 13 km northeast of Nelson. Duhamel is within RDCK Electoral Area F.

On May 14th, the RDCK issued a Boil Water Noticedue to leak detection work planned for May 27th to May 29th. The work required depressurization of water mains that created a potential for backflow of contaminants to enter the water system.

Results from two consecutive water quality tests indicate that water quality is acceptable and the Boil Water Notice may be removed. 

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused, and appreciate your cooperation and patience during this time.  To receive notifications of water quality notices by text or phone message, Duhamel Creek  water users can sign up for the RDCK’s FREE water notifications service by calling 1-833-223-2662.


For media enquires, please contact:

Steve Ethier
Water Operations Manager
Regional District of Central Kootenay
Tel: 250-352-1502, 1-800-268-7325 (Office)

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