WHITE ROCK SYSTEM FLUSHING UNDER WAY

BOIL WATER ADVISORY (BWA) REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR WHITE ROCK & SOME SOUTH SURREY RESIDENTS

WHITE ROCK, BC, Aug. 26 /CNW/ - Starting the evening of Thursday, August 26, EPCOR will start flushing the White Rock water distribution system as part of its ongoing efforts to restore safe drinking water to its customers.   

The flushing program, which will use slightly chlorinated water from the disinfected Merklin Low Reservoir, may result in water discolouration, some noticeable particles and a slight chlorine odour. These are aesthetic issues, not health concerns.

Customers are advised to continue boiling their water for at least one minute until further notice. Boiling will ensure your water is safe to use and also remove any chlorine odour.  For more information on what to do during a BWA, customers can visit www.epcor.ca/WhiteRock

To facilitate flushing of the system, EPCOR asks that residents reduce their outdoor water use.

Background

As a public health precaution, EPCOR and the Fraser Health Authority are advising residents in the City of White Rock to continue to boil their drinking water for at least one minute before drinking. This precautionary measure should be followed until further notice. The health authority advises that there were no reports of illnesses related to water quality when the boil water notice was issued. There has also been nothing since then to suggest an outbreak of illness due to this event. EPCOR continues to work on confirming the source of E. coli. The work underway includes cleaning and inspection of all three system reservoirs, extensive sampling and flushing of the water distribution system.

SOURCE EPCOR Utilities Inc.

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Media contact: Scott Lundy, EPCOR Communications, 604-837-2750

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