Anyone drawing water from the Falkland water system is advised to boil their water before using it.
Recent water quality tests have identified a high bacterial count in the system’s drinking water supply.
Because of that a BOIL WATER NOTICE has been issued until further notice, as required by Interior Health.
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District and Interior Health advise that until further notice, all users of the water system are warned to:
boil their water at a rapid boil for at least one minute; or
add two (2) drops of fresh household bleach per litre of water; or
Use an approved alternative source of potable water (bottled water)
These directions apply to all water used for drinking, food preparation (including ice and produce) and dental hygiene
An advisory will be issued when the notice is lifted.