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.)
In September 2021, the Comox Valley Water Treatment Facility officially opened, providing fresh, filtered and fully disinfected drinking water to 50,000 residents in the Comox Valley.
Who is Affected?
Boil Water Notices typically only to those communities that are connected to the Comox Valley Water System. These communities include:
- City of Courtenay
- Town of Comox
- Comox Valley Water Local Service Area
- Arden Local Water Service Area
- Marsden/Camco Rd Water Local Service Area
- Greaves Crescent Water Local Service Area
- England Road Water Local Service Area
Are you connected to the Comox Valley Water System?
Want to be informed about Boil Water Notices by voice or text message? The Comox Valley Regional District offers an emergency notification service to keep you informed.
These resources from Island Health provide everything you need to know during a Boil Water Notice.