October 18, 2016: Boil Water Notice in Chemainus CANCELLED


UPDATE #4 (October 18, 2016, 12 p.m.) - Users of the Chemainus Water System are advised that the Boil Water Notification has been cancelled effective 12:00 p.m. on October 18, 2016. The water is now safe to drink and use for all purposes.

North Cowichan thanks the residents of Chemainus for their continued patience. To receive notification of future advisories, be sure to sign up for eAlert by visiting www.northcowichan.ca/ealert.  


UPDATE #3 (October 17, 2016, 12 p.m.) - Please be advised that the boil water advisoryremains in place for Chemainus Water System users. More information will beissued tomorrow, October 18 by noon.


UPDATE #2 (October, 13, 2016, 4:30 p.m.) - The current boil water advisory will stay in effect through the weekend. Another update will be issued this Monday (October 17) by noon.


UPDATE (October 11, 2016, 12 p.m.)  The current boil water advisory will stay in effect until further notice. Another update will be issued this Friday (October 14) by noon.

(October 8, 2016, 1 p.m., North Cowichan, BC) - In consultation with Island Health, the Municipality has decided to issue a boil water notification for users of the Chemainus water system. This boil water advisory is a precautionary measure in response to turbidity levels that could pose a risk to public health.  

North Cowichan advises Chemainus water users to boil their water for at least one minute before using it for domestic purposes (e.g. drinking, cooking, brushing teeth). It is still safe to wash clothes and bathe in water without boiling it.  

This boil water advisory is in place through the weekend. Signs are being posted around Chemainus to notify residents about this advisory. An update will be issued by noon on Tuesday, October 11.

For tips and updates on the status of the boil water advisory:

We remind and urge North Cowichan residents to sign up for the newly upgraded eALERT service. This service will notify residents of local emergencies and critical incidents occurring in North Cowichan, including boil water advisories. Online registration is quick and easy at www.northcowichan.ca/eALERT.

North Cowichan thanks the community of Chemainus for its patience.