Update: BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) and Island Health have lifted the boil water advisory effective this afternoon.

Following daily testing and regular monitoring of the system since the advisory was put in place on December 11, 2014, the CVRD and Island Health are confident that the water quality of the system is now safely within drinking water guidelines. The CVRD understands the impact that this prolonged advisory had on the users of the system and appreciates the support received by the community. 

The water that supplies the Comox Valley water system originates in Comox Lake and is taken from the Puntledge River and delivered to approximately 41,000 residents. Those areas affected by the boil water advisory were the City of Courtenay, the Town of Comox, and the Comox Valley, Arden, Marsden/Camco, Greaves Crescent, and England Road water local service areas.

Island Health guidelines recommends the following after a boil water advisory has been lifted:

  • Flush all water-using fixtures for one minute.
  • Run cold-water faucets and drinking fountains for one minute before using the water.
  • Drain and flush all ice-making machines in your refrigerator.
  • Run water softeners through a regeneration cycle.
  • Drain and refill hot water tanks set below 45 C (normal setting is 60 C).
  • Change any pre-treatment filters (under sink style and refrigerator water filters, carbon block, activated carbon, sediment filters, etc.).

For up-to-date information and resources on the boil water advisory, visit www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/boil.

The Comox Valley Regional District is a federation of three electoral areas and three municipalities providing sustainable services for residents and visitors to the area. The members of the regional district work collaboratively on services for the benefit of the diverse urban and rural areas of the Comox Valley. -30-

Media contact:        
Koreen Gurak
Manager of communications
Tel: 250-334-6066