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UPDATE: Boil Water Advisory for Cowichan Bay

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UPDATE THURS 5 PM: The boil water advisory will remain in effect through the weekend for those on the Cowichan Bay Waterworks system.

Cowichan Bay Waterworks District must perform bacteriological testing for approval by Island Health prior to lifting the notice.

They say further alerts will not be issued until Monday or Tuesday and until then, chlorine levels may be higher than normal.

The advisory has been in place since Wednesday afternoon when a mechanical problem shut down wells on their system.

UPDATE THURS AM: The Cowichan Bay Waterworks District remains under a boil water advisory this morning.

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The District says the chlorination system is now working, but the advisory will remain in place until canceled by Island Health.

The advisory was issued late yesterday.

The Cowichan Bay Waterworks District has issued a boil water advisory.

People are being told to boil any water to be consumed for a minimum of two minutes.

Earlier, people in the Cowichan Bay Waterworks District were asked to reduce water use because the wells were shut off due to a mechanical issue.

The district says the wells are on line again and pumping, but the chlorination system is not working at this time.

Crews are working on the system.

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