In consultation with Island Health, the Municipality of North Cowichan has decided to issue a boil water notification for users of the Chemainus water system. The boil water advisory is a precautionary measure in response to turbidity levels that could pose a risk to public health.
Chemainus water users should boil their water for at least one minute before using it for domestic purposes like drinking, cooking, and brushing teeth. It is still safe to wash clothes and bathe in the Bwater without boiling it.
This boil water advisory is in place through the weekend. Signs are being posted around Chemainus to notify residents about this advisory. An update will be issued by noon on Tuesday, October 11.