The Glenmore-Ellison Improvement District (GEID) has issued a boil water notice for all water users within the Ellison service area. The affected area includes all properties serviced by GEID which are located east of Old Vernon Road, including all areas north of Anderson Road. This also includes the Country Rhodes and Country View Estates Stratas.
GEID’s customers will be notified when the boil water notice is rescinded.
The notice was put into place with consultation with Interior Health which made the following recommendation:
“That all customers drink boiled water or a safe alternative until further notice. Water intended for drinking, washing fruits and vegetables, making beverages or ice, or brushing teeth should be boiled for one minute. Boiled water should then be refrigerated in a clean, covered container. Customers could also choose to use bottled or distilled water, or water that has been filtered through a well-maintained treatment device.
“Health risks increase as turbidity rises, particularly for at-risk populations such as newborns, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems. Contaminants such as viruses, bacteria, and parasites can attach themselves to the suspended particles in turbid water. These particles can then interfere with disinfection, limiting chlorine’s ability to remove or inactivate the contaminants.
If you have any further questions, please contact the GEID office at 250-763-6506.