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
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.
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
SOURCE EPCOR Utilities Inc.
For further information: For further information:
Media contact: Scott Lundy, EPCOR Communications, 604-837-2750