Boil Water Notice rescinded for Balfour Water System

Nelson, BC: The Regional District Central Kootenay (RDCK) is pleased to announce that effective immediately, the Boil Water Notice issued for Balfour Water System has been rescinded.

On June 15, 2018, the RDCK issued a Boil Water Notice as a precautionary measuredue to work being done for a watermain tie-in and associated water quality concerns. Two subsequent water quality tests indicate that water quality is good in the system.

RDCK Water Services would like to remind water users that as the upgrade project progresses construction activities will require additional Water Quality Advisories or Boil Water Notices to be issued in parts of the Balfour Water System. The RDCK will continually assess the risk to water quality for the ongoing construction activities, and will issue the appropriate water quality notice as needed. To receive notifications of water quality notices by text or phone message, Balfour water users can sign up for the RDCK’s FREE water notifications service by calling 1-833-223-2662.

The watermain tie-ins in lower Balfour (Highway 3A, Balfour Wharf Road, Balfour Ferry Road, and the Busk Road area) will require planned service interruptions to many residences and businesses.  Advance notice of interruptions will be provided to affected residents and businesses; via the RDCK’s Water Notifications Service, notices posted in the community, and sandwich board signs. The contractor will coordinate directly with property occupants for any individual water service connection interruptions.

Residents and businesses in Balfour should be prepared for service interruptions and a water quality notice to occur as early as next Wednesday.

The RDCK appreciates Balfour water users’ cooperation and patience during the water system upgrade project and apologizes for the inconvenience experienced. For more information on the Balfour Water System upgrade project, please visit our website at or call us at 250-352-8171. The RDCK will have a booth at Balfour Daze 2018 where water users can come by and ask questions about the project and on water conservation.

Incorporated in 1965, the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is a local government that serves 60,000 residents in 11 electoral areas and nine member municipalities. The RDCK provides more than 160 services, including community facilities, fire protection and emergency services, grants, planning and land use, regional parks, resource recovery and handling, transit, and much more. For more information about the RDCK, visit


For media enquiries, please contact:

Jason McDiarmid, Utility Services Manager
Regional District of Central Kootenay
Phone: 250-352-8169

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