Boil water alert issued by RDCK
Increased cloudiness might increase the risk for bacteria, parasites or viruses attaching themselves to the water. (Stock photo).
NELSON, B.C – Users on the Duhamel water system are asked to boil their water after a water main break.
The noticed was issued Thursday afternoon.
The RDCK says it is due to a water main break combined with reduced system pressure that could potentially provide a pathway for contaminants to enter the system.
“Loss of system pressure was caused by a level sensor failure in the reservoir as a result of power surge. Crews are onsite addressing both the water main break and reservoir levels. Once the reservoir level fully recovers, the system will be flushed and consumption level chlorine will be added”, RDCK writes in a press release.