UPDATE: Boil water advisory for Port Edward lifted

The boil water advisory that was in effect for Port Edward has been lifted.

UPDATE

Samples taken from the Port Edward water system during the weekend have come back clear, and the boil water advisory for the community was lifted early this morning.

 

ORIGINAL

The District of Port Edward is under a water boil order which may last until Monday. The District is asking residents to make sure they boil the water from their taps for at least 5 minutes before using it.

The reason for the order is that a dormant water pipe leading into the Port Edward harbour was opened without the District’s knowing and the sediment that had built up inside the unused over the years may have been introduced into the rest of the water system.

The District is currently flushing out the community’s water system which will should be completed overnight.

But the boil water can’t be lifted until the water is tested, analyzed twice, and comes back clean each time. With crews coming to do the testing tomorrow, it may be as late as Monday before the District gets the all-clear.

 

 

Just Posted

LETTER: An exceptional donation for the exceptional Peter Witherly

Prince Rupert Special Events Society is making a donation to the community music studio

Missing teen reported sighted

Colten Fleury has been missing three weeks and has been spotted in New Hazelton and Prince Rupert.

Trade continues to increase through Port of Prince Rupert

In first four months of 2018, thousands more tonnes of cargo moved through the North Coast terminals

Northeastern pipeline approved to go ahead without Pacific NorthWest LNG

NEB approves amendment for $1.4 billion natural gas North Montney Mainline Project

This Week Podcast — Episode 86

Pick up a few gardening tips from Prince Rupert Sunken Gardens manager Andree Fawcett

Toronto Raptors star to hold basketball camp in B.C.

DeMar DeRozan is hosting a four-day camp for players aged 6-16 at the University of Victoria

Military college students accused of violating Qur’an with bacon

Alleged acts by four cadets from the Royal Military College in Quebec caught on video

Canucks sign top prospect Elias Pettersson to entry-level deal

Slick centre drafted No. 5 overall in 2017 NHL draft

Wildfire northwest of Kamloops jumps to 1,600 hectares overnight

Ground crews and aircraft are responding to an estimated 1,600 hectare wildfire approximately 55 kilometers northwest of Kamloops, near the Deadman Vidette Road.

Former B.C. police chief dies in ATV accident

Ex-Nelson top cop began his career in Vancouver

Referendum in Ireland would repeal strict ban on abortion

Voters throughout Ireland have begun casting votes in a referendum that may lead to a loosening of the country’s strict ban on most abortions.

Lava from Hawaii volcano enters ocean from 3 flows

The Kilauea volcano has been gushing lava on the big island of Hawaii for the past three weeks.

Summit talk turns warmer; Trump says ‘talking to them now’

North Korea issued a statement saying it was still “willing to give the U.S. time and opportunities” to reconsider talks

Most Read