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Drinking Water Advisories

As of Feb 28, 2017, there were 16 Boil Water A​dvisories and 4 Do Not Consume advisories for a total of 20 Drinking Water Advisories in effect in 18 First Nation co​mmunities in British Columbia. This includes water systems with 5 or more connections and smaller water systems that have public facilities.​ ​​​The information below shows DWAs that were in effect on the specified date and is not intended to be used for public health messaging. Please contact your Chief and Council and E​H​​​O​​ for the most current information on DWAs in your community.


Boil Water Advisories (BWA)​

Issued as a preventative measure to protect public health when the water in a community's water system is known or suspected  to have disease-causing bacteria, viruses or parasites that can cause waterborne illness or when water quality is questionable and boiling will remove the contaminant from the water. 

First NationCommunityWater System Na​meAdvisory TypeDate Set 
(yyyy-m-dd)
Date Revoked 
(yyyy-m-dd)
Population
ADAMS LAKESahhaltkumDoug Arnouse CWS [5 houses]BWA2009-04-230-50
ALEXIS CREEKAlexis CreekMichel Gardens CWSBWA1999-04-010-50
BONAPARTEMorgan Upper Hat CreekMorgan/Upper Hat Creek CWSBWA2006-02-090-50
COMOXComoxComox CWSBWA2017-02-182017-02-22101-200
COMOXComoxPuntledge Campground PWS-TBWA2017-01-112017-02-200-50
COWICHANCowichan CommunitiesDougans Lake CWSBWA2011-06-290-50
KANAKA BARKanaka BarNekliptum CWSBWA2017-02-2451-100
LOWER SIMILKAMEENIR 6 - Blind CreekBlind Creek CWSBWA2016-05-070-50
LYTTONPapyum CWS (9 homes)IR #27 Papyum (Spink's Flat) CWSBWA2015-09-180-50
SEMIAHMOOSemiahmooSemiahmoo CWSBWA2005-10-130-50
SETON LAKENkiatN'Kiat CWSBWA2015-09-210-50
SPLATSIN FIRST NATIONIR 2: EnderbyQuilakwa Campground PWS-TBWA2014-07-102017-02-150-50
T'IT'Q'ETSeton Lake CabinsSeton Lake Cabins CWSBWA2007-07-240-50
TL'AZT'EN NATIONDzitl'aini (Middle River)Dzitl'ainli (Middle River) CWSBWA2005-01-0751-100
TOOSEYTooseyToosey CWSBWA2004-11-25101-200
UCLUELET FIRST NATIONWya Point ResortWya Point Lodges TPWS-NTBWA2014-05-200-50
UCLUELET FIRST NATIONWya Point ResortWya Point Yurts TPWS-NTBWA2014-05-200-50
XENI GWET'IN F.NATIONS GOVTXeni Gwet'inCarrot Creek/James Lulua CWS (7)BWA2001-10-180-50
XENI GWET'IN F.NATIONS GOVTXeni Gwet'inLohbiee CWSBWA2001-05-01201-500


​Do Not Consume (DNC) Advisories​

Issued when the water in a community's water system contains a contaminant, such as a chemical, that cannot be removed from the water by boiling. The water should not be used for drinking; brushing their teeth; cooking; washing fruits and vegetables; making infant formula or other drinks, soups or ice cubes; for bathing infants and toddlers or feeding pets but may continue to be used for domestic purposes such as showering and bathing.​ ​

First N​​ationCommunityWater System NameAdvisory TypeDate Set 
(yyyy-m-dd)
Date Revoked 
(yyyy-m-dd)
​Population
LYTTONG'WSEP Gas Station (PWS-NT)IR #24 Tuckozap PWS-NTDNC2013-02-20 0-50
SISKASiska Flat #5Siska Flat 5 and 5A CWSDNC2012-05-23 0-50
STELLAT'EN FIRST NATIONStellaquoStellaquo CWSDNC2012-03-13 101-200
WET'SUWET'EN FIRST NATIONPalling IR #1Palling CWSDNC2012-03-13 51-100

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