The Cariboo Regional District has issued a Boil Water Notice to the Benjamin Water System users, pursuant to a request of a drinking water officer under Section 14 of the Drinking Water Protection Act.
“This is a small water system in Quesnel/Red Bluff near Dragon Lake. The area affected includes Cody Dale Road and Ariel Dawn Road, impacting an estimated 48 people,” said CRD spokesperson Gerald Pinchbeck.
This notice remains in effect until further notice.
The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) is advising all water customers on the Benjamin Water System that a Boil Water Advisory is in effect immediately September 26, 2023, until further notice.
The boil water advisory is due to recent sampling showing the presence of Coliform. The CRD is currently working to find the source of contamination and fix the problem. In the meantime, Northern Health has advised that a Boil Water Advisory be put in place for residents on the water system as a precaution.
The Boil Water Advisory includes several precautionary steps for customers. These include using purchased bottled water or boiled water for drinking, brushing teeth, dishwashing, preparing food, and making ice. Water should come to a roiling boil for one minute, then cool to an appropriate temperature before using.
*Please note: boiling your water may increase your exposure to manganese.
The advisory will remain in effect until the CRD and the Northern Health drinking water officer are confident the water is safe. When satisfactory results are reported, customers will be notified that the advisory has been lifted.
For more information about boil water advisories in the CRD and what to expect, visit cariboord.ca/water-notices-and-advisories.
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If you are a resident and have questions, please contact the Environmental Services Department at 1-800-665-1636 or 250-392-3351 during regular office hours.