There are Currently No Boil Water Notices for the Comox Valley Water System.
What To Do Once a Boil Water Notice Has Been Lifted:
Island Health recommends taking the following precautions after a boil water notice is lifted:
- 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.)
Note: Residents living in Royston, Village of Cumberland and those connected to the Black Creek – Oyster Bay or Sandwick water systems may not always be affected by boil water notices, as they are not connected to the same water system.
- Boil Water Notice FAQ
- E. Coli Infection From Food or Water (HealthLinkBC)
- Drinking water and those with weakened immune systems
- Drinking Water Protection Act
- FAQs for food establishments during boil water notice (Island Health)
- What to do during a boil water notice (Island Health)
Are you connected to the Comox Valley Water System? Want to be notified about boil water notifications by voice or text message? The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) offers an emergency notification service to keep you informed.