Residents hoard water as Prince Rupert’s Safeway restocks its shelves

VIDEO: A boil water notice has left North Coast residents scrambling for clean water

Residents of Prince Rupert were greeted this morning by water, both inside and out.

As a storm poured rain down across the city, trucks delivered 20 flats of packaged water to Safeway grocery store.

Customers were pleased and stocked up, some of which bought up to seven and eight cases of water.

RELATED: Grocery stores run out of water in Prince Rupert

Other residents were more prepared before the shortage and only needed a few cases, including Chelsey Brain.

“We have been boiling it. We haven’t been waiting too long, we got a case just in case the power went out,” Brain said.

The grocery store filled it’s shelves and created giant towers of packaged water on the floor throughout the store, in hopes to quench the town’s thirst until the water supply is deemed drinkable.

Authorities said the water boil advisory should be lifted by the end of this week.

READ MORE: Microscopic parasite found in Prince Rupert water affecting thousands



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