Prince Rupert residents should not be concerned if they see milky water coming through their taps, city administration says.
On Jan. 22, the City of Prince Rupert issued a press release stating that they have begun to flush local water mains in an effort to speed up the process of downgrading the ongoing water boil notice.
“This step assists in removing stale or stagnant water from the pipes,” said Veronika Stewart, the city’s communications manager in the statement.
Stewart noted that the flushing process may stir up sediment and/or make tap water look milky.
“Run taps until they are clear if you experience this,” she said.
While Prince Rupert’s water has not been given clearance to drink from the health authority, city officials will meet with Northern Health this week to see if they can downgrade the status from a water boil notice to a water quality advisory — which is a more precautionary notification.
The release also stated that the city is continuing to test its water twice per week, and that the results have been improving.
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