Water Samples taken from the Cottonwood Water System have indicated an unacceptable level of bacteria. Interior Health requires a BOIL WATER NOTICE be issued for users of the water system.
The CSRD and Interior Health advise that until further notice, all users of the water system are warned to:
- boil their water at a rapid boil for at least one minute; or
- add two (2) drops of fresh household bleach per litre of water; or
- Use an approved alternative source of potable water (bottled water)
These directions apply to all water used for drinking, food preparation (including ice and produce) and dental hygiene.