Aug 21 2010
Coliform bacteria found in White Rock water


The City of White Rock has been placed on a boil-water notice.
EPCOR – which operates water assets in White Rock, a small portion of Surrey and Semiahmoo First Nation – announced Friday that resident should boil their drinking water for at least one minute before consuming, brushing teeth or using in food preparation.
“A low level of coliform bacteria was detected at a water sampling point in a local neighbourhood,” a statement on the EPCOR website states.
“Further sampling and testing is currently being conducted in the system water pipes and some neighbourhood homes. This precautionary measure should be followed until further notice.”
The advisory is expected to last a week but may end sooner, the notice states.
“EPCOR is currently flushing and cleaning the distribution system to ensure water quality. Regular updates will be available as further testing is done and until the boil water advisory is canceled.”
Individuals with questions are invited to call EPCOR at 604-536-6112.
EPCOR asks those with health concerns to call the 24-hour HealthLink BC line at 811, or 604-215-8110.


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