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

The City of Prince Rupert has issued a boil water notice for the city’s residents and businesses effective immediately.

According to a press released on Dec. 14, the City directed residents to boil water continuously for a minimum of one minute when used for cooking (if not boiled), brushing teeth, washing dishes or washing fruits and vegetable to be eaten raw.

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

The release states that this year’s dry summer combined with a recent storm surge resulted in debris in the water supply, leading to the notice.

“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 City anticipates that the notice will be in effect for over a week.

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