As of Feb 28, 2017, there were 16 Boil Water Advisories and 4 Do Not Consume advisories for a total of 20 Drinking Water Advisories in effect in 18 First Nation communities 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 EHO for the most current information on DWAs in your community.
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.
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