Boil Water Notice issued for the Fauquier Water System

Nelson, BC:  The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) has issued a BOIL WATER NOTICE for users on the Fauquier Water System. The system is located in the community of Fauquier, on the east side of Lower Arrow Lake within RDCK Electoral Area K. The Needles Ferry landing is part of the Fauquier Water System.

The BOIL WATER NOTICE has been issued due to an emergency water main repair that requires depressurization of the water main. Water outages currently being experienced are anticipated to be resolved by 6:00pm June 15, 2021. 

The RDCK and Interior Health recommend that all customers drink boiled water or a safe alternative 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.

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). As opportunities arise, they must also advise their clientele verbally of the BOIL WATER NOTICE.

The RDCK will be taking measures to reduce risk; water quality will be monitored and the public will be notified when the RDCK is able to lift the Boil Water Notice.

We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause, and appreciate your cooperation and patience during this time.  For more information contact the RDCK (250) 352-8192 or visit our website at

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The content on this page was last updated June 15 2021 at 3:30 PM