The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) and Island Health have lifted the boil water notice effective immediately.
Following daily testing and regular monitoring of the system since the notice was put in place on January 29, 2016, the CVRD and Island Health have confirmed that water quality in the system is now safely within drinking water guidelines.
The water that supplies the Comox Valley water system originates in Comox Lake and is taken from the Puntledge River and delivered to approximately 41,000 residents. Those areas affected by the boil water notice were the City of Courtenay, the Town of Comox, and the Comox Valley, Arden, Marsden/Camco, Greaves Crescent, and England Road water local service areas.
Island Health guidelines recommends the following after a boil water notice has been lifted:
- Flush all water-using fixtures for one minute.
- 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.).
For up-to-date information and resources on the boil water notice, visit www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/boil.