The City of Prince Rupert issued a boil water notice on Dec. 14. (Black Press Media Photo)

Boil water notice in effect for Prince Rupert

City expects notice to be in effect for longer than a week

Any Haida Gwaii residents travelling through Prince Rupert this week should be aware that the city is under a boil-water advisory.

According to a press release issued Dec. 14, the City of Prince Rupert is directing residents to boil water continuously for at least a minute when using water for cooking, brushing teeth, washing dishes, or washing fruits and vegetable that will be eaten raw.

Seniors, children and people with compromised immune systems are considered to be at higher risk.

City staff say this year’s dry summer combined with a recent storm surge has resulted in debris in the water supply.

“Samples have indicated cryptosporidium and giardia levels higher than acceptable,” the release said.

“Please note that home water filtration systems are not considered effective in restoring water quality in this instance.”

The advisory may be in effect for over a week.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Citing stability, B.C. Premier calls snap election for Oct. 24

John Horgan meets with Lieutenant Governor to request vote

BC Timber Sales’ operations on the North Island and Central Coast to be audited

The Forest Practices Board randomly chose the region to check for compliance to legislation

BC Ferries Sailing Cancellations

Prince Rupert - Haida Gwaii - Northern Adventure

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Sept. 20 to 26

Rabbit Day, Hobbit Day and One-Hit Wonder Day are all coming up this week

Single-engine aircraft crashes near Telkwa

Two occupants of the plane sustained minor injuries and were transported to hospital

B.C. reports 96 new COVID-19 cases, one hospital outbreak

61 people in hospital as summer ends with election

‘Unprecedented’ coalition demands end to B.C. salmon farms

First Nations, commercial fishermen among group calling for action on Cohen recommendations

Earthquake off coast of Washington recorded at 4.1 magnitude

The quake was recorded at a depth of 10 kilometres

B.C.’s top doctor says she’s received abuse, death threats during COVID-19 response

Henry has become a national figure during her time leading B.C.’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

BC Liberals must change gears from election cynicism, focus on the issues: UBC professors

COVID-19 response and recovery is likely to dominate platforms

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

B.C. could be without a new leader for multiple weeks after Election Day: officials

More than 20K mail-in voting packages were requested within a day of B.C. election being called

Vancouver Island sailor stranded in U.S. hospital after suffering massive stroke at sea

Oak Bay man was attempting to circumnavigate the world solo

Majority needed to pass COVID-19 budget, B.C. premier says

John Horgan pushes urgent care centres in first campaign stop

Most Read