Boil Water Notice rescinded for the Duhamel Water System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to announce that effective immediately, the Boil Water Notice issued for the Duhamel Creek Water System has been rescinded.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 July 11th, the RDCK issued a Boil Water Noticedue to a water main break combined with reduced system pressure. Loss of system pressure was caused by a level sensor failure in the reservoir that in turn dropped reservoir levels below normal. Combined with a water main break, a potential pathway for contaminants to enter the system was created.

The reservoir levels are now fully recovered. A distribution system flush was performed and a one-time consumption level chlorination added to remove any potential residual bacteria. 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
250-352-1502, 1-800-268-7325 (Office)

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