South End boil-water advisory cancelled

Tests say water is safe; chlorination continues

The Municipality of North Cowichan has cancelled the boil-water advisory for the South End water system.

According to a post on the municipality’s website, the advisory was lifted on Saturday afternoon.

“Numerous bacterial tests have been conducted,” it stated. “And Island Health has confirmed that there is no longer any evidence of bacterial contamination. Chlorination of the water will continue.”

The municipality also acknowledged issues with its interactive mapping and eALERT services during the advisory.

“We intend to build on and learn from this event and enhance our information distribution channels for the future,” the website post said.

Residents can sign up for the eALERT service at www.northcowichan.ca/eALERT